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SECRET FORMULAS FOR MAKING USEFUL PRODUCTS

Antiseptic Ointment (Astringent)

For soothing relief from bruises, cuts, bites, stings, etc. Dissolve 3.4 parts of Plienol and 6.8 parts Salicylic Acid in 38 parts of Melted Yellow Petrolatum. Let cool, then add 38 parts of Ilyrous Lanolin with which 6.8 parts Sulphonnated Bitumen has been thoroughly mixed. Put up in 3 ounce jars.

Suntan Oil

Mix together thoroughly 25 parts Olive Oil with 24-1/2 parts Peanut Oil refined. If desired, 1/2 part Perfume Oil can be added for scent. Put up in 6-ounce bottles.

Solid Perfume

Melt together 33 parts Paraffin and 66 parts White Petrolatum. Stir until cool, and then add 1 part Perfume Oil. Allow to settle. Cut into 1-inch blocks, wrap in tin foil.

Invisible Ink

Mix together 1 part Sulphuric Acid with 10 parts Water. Put up in ounce bottles and sell. To use, write with plain pen point. Writing can be read when paper is slightly heated.

Powder Fire Extinguisher

Mix together 5 parts Common Salt, 1/2 part Sulphate of Soda, 1/2 part Silicate of Soda, 1/4 part Chloride of Calcium,. 2 parts Baking Soda and 6 parts Ground Rice. Pack in one-pound long tin tubes with pull-off caps and sell. To use simply scatter the powder on the blaze.

Bath or Dusting Powder

Rub 1/2 part Perfume Oil into 75 parts Powdered Borax, then mix thoroughly with 25 parts Wheat or Corn Starch. Put in 4-ounce shaker boxes.

Imitation Vanilla Flavor

Dissolve 30 ounces of Vanillin into 150 fl. ounces of Alcohol, add 180 fl. ounces of Glycerine. Then run in 40 fl. ounces of Caramel and 600 fl. ounces of Distilled Water. Filter to clarify. Put up in 4-ounce bottles.

Mothproofing Paper

Melt together 1 part Crude Haphthalene (inflammable) and 2 parts of Paraffin Wax. With this mixture paint unsized paper (ordinary brown wrapping paper will do fine). Use a broad brush. To use, wrap clothing in this treated paper before storing as a precaution against moths.

Bronze, Gold or Silver Ink

Fine Bronze Powder, or Gold or Silver Leaf is ground with a little Potash, and washed from the salt and mixed with water and a sufficient quantity of Gum Acacia. Put up in 1-ounce bottles.

Auto Polish in Powder Form

Dissolve 2 ounces Paraffin Oil into 6 fl. ounces of Carbon Tetrachloride and mix with 16 ounces of Infusorial Earth. Pack this product in 8-1/2 ounce airtight cans. To use, stir into 2 quarts of water.

Theatre Spray

Mix together 4 parts Water Soluble Perfume Oil and 124 parts Water.

Blackhead Cream

Rub 1-1/4 ounces of Preciditated Sulphur with 1 fl. ounce of Glycerine and incorporate this with 7-1/2 ounces of Ointment of Rose Water. Put up in 4-ounce jars. To be used at bed-time.

Silver Polish that Replates with Silver

Mix together 3 parts Chloride of Silver, 2 parts Fine Whiting, 6 parts Cream of Tartar and 3 parts Common Salt. Put up in 6-ounce cans or bottles.

Borated Talcum Powder

Gradually rub 1/2 part Perfume Oil into 5 parts Magnesium Carbonate. Add to this 90 parts Talc and 5 parts Boracic Acid. Mix thoroughly and sieve. Put up in 12-ounce shaker boxes.

Rubber Stamps

Set up the desired name and address in common type, oil the type and then put a guard about 1/2-inch high around the form. Next, pour in plaster of paris that has been mixed to the proper consistency. Allow to set. Now get long strips of vulcanized rubber about 3 inches wide and one-eighth of an inch thick, cut off the size of the intended stamp, then remove the plaster cast from the type, and place both the cast and the rubber in a screw press. Now apply sufficient heat to thoroughly soften the rubber, turn the screw hard and let it remain until the rubber receives the exact impression of the cast and becomes cold. Remove and trim neatly with a sharp knife and cement to handle.

Window Defroster

This is a good seller to storekeepers who want to keep winter frosts from hiding their window displays. Dissolve 55 parts Glycerine into 1,000 parts 62% Alcohol. Add a few drops of amber.

Oil Orange Flavor

Orange Oil, 6 ounces; Edible Corn Oil, 1 gallon.

Oil Lemon Flavor

Oil of Lemon, 6 ounces; Edible Corn Oil, 1 gallon.

Pineapple Oil Flavor

Pineapple Extract, 2 quarts; Edible Corn Oil, 1 gallon. Put up same as above.

Polishing Cloth

Dissolve 5 ounces of Oxalic Acid in 5 gallons of water, stir into this 5 pounds of Whiting. Soft pieces of cloth, such as Canton Flannel, are saturated with this mixture, gently squeezed out and allowed to dry. While treating cloth with the preparation, the mixture should be kept well-stirred to prevent the whiting from settling. Pack the treated cloths in glassine envelopes.

Deodorant Powder

1-1/2 parts Bismuth Subnitrate, 1 part Powdered Salicylic Acid, 1 part zinc Oliostearate. Grind all together in a mortar. Put up in 3-ounce shaker boxes.

Permanent Ink (Cannot Be Erased; Will Not Fade)

Dissolve 10 fl. drams of Gum Copal into 10 fl. ounces of Oil of Lavender with the aid of gentle heat. Thoroughly mix into this solution 100 grains of Lampblack and 20 grains of Indigo that has been rubbed to an impalpable powder. Put up in 2-ounce bottles.

Soapless Oil Shampoo

Mix 100 parts sulfonated Castor Oil into 1 part Perfume Oil. If lower concentration is desired, add water to suit. Put up in 8-ounce bottles.

Foot Powder

Mix thoroughly together 10 parts Boric Acid with 0.7 parts Zinc Oxide and 2.7 parts Purified Talc. Put up in 5-ounce shaker boxes.

Marble Cleaner

To 1 part Powdered Pumice, 2 parts Dried Carbonate of Soda and 1 part Chalk add sufficient water to make a thick paste. Put up in 16-ounce cans.

All Purpose Cleaner

Satisfactory for cleaning woodwork, floors, dishes, painted surfaces, porcelain, linoleum, glass, etc. This is simply Trisodium Phosphate. Put up in 1-ounce bags with instructions to mix with 1 gallon of water.

Shoe Saver

Simply melt together 2 parts Tallow with 1 part Resin. To use, apply this mixture freely to the soles of shoes with a table knife. Makes them wear much longer. Put up in 2-ounce, airtight cans.

Eczema Ointment

Mix together 31-1/2 ounces of Boric Acid Ointment and 31-1/2 ounces of Ointment of Ammoniated Mercury until a homogenous paste is formed. Then thoroughly incorporate into this mixture 2-1/2 fl. ounces of coal Tar Solution and 4-1/2 ounces of LiquifiedPhenol. Put up in 2-ounce jars.

Ink in Powdered Form

Pulverize and mix 16 parts of Nut Gals with 7 parts of Gum Arabic. Put up in 2-ounce drug envelopes with instructions to mix into one pint of warm water. This makes a good grade black ink.

Insect Repellant Pads

These are made by dipping fabric remnants, paper toweling, paper napkin stock, etc., in a simple solution made of: 1 part methyl (di-methyl) phthalate, 1 part isopropyl alcohol - 95% alcohol, 190 proof (approx). NOTE: This is not the isopropyl rubbing compound. The alcohol serves no active purpose beyond carrying the potent ingredient, Methyl Phthalate, into the fibres of the pads. The alcohol then evaporates. Directions for Use: If the skin is heavy with perspiration, fist dry, then use the pad just like cleaning tissue, for protection against gnats, mosquitoes, chiggers, flies and other insects. Do not apply close to the eyes. Perfectly safe elsewhere.

Kitchen Wall Cleaner

This is a syrupy, water-like liquid, until recently patented, but now produced by a number of manufacturers who wholesale it through jobbers. "Triethanolamine", pronounced Try-ethan-all-a-meen. It would be difficult to find a chemical wholesaler who does not sell it, but may not know its value as a cleaner-polish for smoked-up kitchen walls. Directions: To make an amazing kitchen wall-cleaner, add about an ounce to a quart of water. Add a trace of blue dye for eye-appeal, if you wish. The kitchen walls, of course, must be "washable". Moisten a cloth or sponge with the solution, and wipe the soiled surfaces. Rinsing is not necessary. The solution converts kitchen grease deposits into soap, and leaves the walls gleaming like new. Never dull or powdery as do many other, more expensive wall cleaners.

Spray-On, Wipe-Off Glass Cleaner

Obviously, the base necessary for all glass cleaners is water. But to make water much more effective as a cleaner, other ingredients must be added. One of the simplest and best is a solution of 3 or 4 parts of water and 1 part of Methanol, which is also known as denatured alcohol, wood alcohol or methyl alcohol. It's inexpensive, too . This simple formula makes a quick-drying glass cleaner that will amaze you. If you want to improve it slightly, add not more than 1/2 of 1% of any synthetic detergent like Vel, Tide, Rinso Blue, and/or even less than 1/2 of 1% of trisodium phosphate, better known as TSP. A trace of blue or red dye may be added to product, for eye appeal. If you want a very effective solution and are impressed by instant-drying properties, just use TSP and water. The ready-to-use liquid cost about the same as plain water - but it does the job! And it leaves no chalky deposits. (Note: The above analysis is sold as information only. we cannot be held liable for any accidents that may result from your using the solution improperly.)

Liquid Dishwashing Detergent

Unlike many detergents and surfactants, this is non-corrosive, non-rusting. To this extent, at least, it is superior for cleaning car bodies, milk cans and other metal objects. Formula: "Nimex 21" from Stephan Chemical Company, one of the largest producers of Lasic synthetic detergents in the United States. It has a number of factories, which we list below. Any of these firms can and will answer your inquiries as to the distributor of their products who is located nearest to you. Address to Stephan Chemical Company at the following locations:

224A West Frontage Road, Northfield, IL
693 Humphries St., S.W. Atlanta, GA
100 West Hunter Avenue, Maywood, NJ
5587 North Ridge Rd, North Madison, OH
1139 Ellamae Street, Tampa 2, Fl

Dissolve Nimex 21 (any quantity) in an equal amount of water. As you stir, the liquid becomes thicker, not thinner, as you might normally expect. A trace of perfume oil, such as any chemical house can supply, may be added if desired. The perfume should be dissolved in the Nimex before adding water. Directions: For dishwashing, add a tablespoonful or so to the dishpan, the amount depending on the number of dishes and the grease deposits, etc. For car washing and the like, 2 tablespoonfuls (one ounce) to 3 to 4 gallons of water is usually ample. When hosed down, the body will dry without streaking.

Liquid Vitamin

Simply made from one product of the field. Gives you quick energy and vitality. Author claims that after one week, you'll be kicking up your heels and raring to go. Ideal for men and women past 40. In a porcelain or enamelware vessel, put 2-1/2 lbs. of clean Oats. Add 2 gallons of distilled or unmineralized rainwater. Set in a cool place for 48 hours. Bring to boil slowly. Strain through cloth. You will have about one gallon of liquid. Put in a jug, keep in refrigerator. Dose: A 2 oz. glass , 3 or 4 times a day. If larger quantities are made, add 1/10 of 1% of Benzoate-Soda to the gallon to act as a preservative.

Transferix for Transferring Pictures

Common yellow soap, 1-1/2 oz., 3-1/2 oz. of fl. spirits of turpentine, 1 pint of soft water (made soft by boiling, then cooled). Dissolve the soap by boiling in the water, and when nearly cool add the turpentine, then shake the ingredients together thoroughly. Put up in 1-ounce bottles. Paste a small label on the front of the bottle, and on another small separate sheet (about 3x6) have the following directions printed: Directions for Using Fluid: Apply liberally to the surface of the printed matter with a soft brush or sponge (being very careful that you do not smear the ink, which becomes soft when the fluid is applied), and allow to soak for a few minutes. Then place the plain cloth or paper over wet side of printed matter and subject it to moderate pressure - one minute - using bowl of spoon or small roller. Upon separating them you will find the picture has been transferred to the other surface.

Marvel-O Eight-in-One Product

Orthodichlorobenzene, 1 part; Carbon Tetrachloride, 2 parts: by weight. Mix. Put up in 6-ounce cans, or in such sizes are best suited to your purposes. This is truly a marvelous product that has the following uses: *Insect Exterminator: Used as a spray, it kills moths, their eggs and larvae, as well as bedbugs, roaches, silverfish, ants, mosquitoes, flies and other insects. *Powerful Disinfectant: Adding two tablespoonsful to warm water or soap suds, it serves as a powerful disinfectant when applied to mattresses, springs, upholstery, walls, floors, wash bowls, etc. Leaves a pleasant, clean odor and guards health. *Paint Remover: This wonderful product is amazingly efficient in removing lacquer, shellac and paint of all kinds. *Hand Cleaner: Excellent for the workman or mechanic, removes dirt, grime, grease and leaves the hands clean and soft. Used full strength it will not harm the hands. *Spot Cleaner: Takes out dirt, grease, grime, spots and stains from any material. Leaves no ring and is non-injurious. Deodorant: Used as a spray, it becomes an effective and pleasant deodorant that kills unpleasant odors and purifies the air. Easy to use. *Quick-Action Cleaner: An effective cleaner when added to soap suds, cuts the grease and makes clothes washing easier. Also speeds cleaning action on floors, walls, linoleum, tiling, wash bowls, bath tubs, etc. A wonderful window cleaner. *Metal Polish and Cleaner: Apply full strength on a soft cloth, cuts the surface dirt film with just a few easy rubs, and will not injure any metal surface. Produces a brilliant finish or restores original lustre.

To Improve Odor: The odor of Orthodichlorobenzene will probably have to be masked with a scenting oil, such as Oil of Myrbanc or Citronella, by dissolving the scenting oil in a small amount of rubbing alcohol and adding to the mixture. The Orthodichlorbenzene and Carbon Tetrachloride may be obtained from any wholesale drug company or chemical firm.

|Sources of Supply

Isopropyl Alcohol - For making the Glass Cleaner. In small lots you can use the 70% grade of Isopropyl Alcohol Rubbing Compound as available at low cost in all retail drugstores. In commercial quantities, use the 91% grade of Isopropyl Alcohol available by the drug from your local Chemical Dealer or Commercial Solvents Corp., 245 Park ave, New York, NY 10017. Sales offices are located in many principal cities (see the Yellow Pages of your nearest large city telephone directory).

In addition to the Olin Corporation, previously suggested for a Fire Extinguisher grade of Sodium Bicarbonate, we submit other large suppliers of Sodium bicarbonate and who may also have a special grade for this use.

Church & Dwight Co. Inc., 2 Pennsylvania Ave., New York, NY 10001
BASF Wyandotte Corp., 1609 Biddle Ave, Wyandotte, MI 48192
Hummel Chemical Co. Inc., P.O. Box 250, So., Plainfield, NJ 07080

Perfume Oils

Fritzsche Dodge & Olcott, Inc., 76 North Ave., New York, NY 10011
Leuders, 427 Washington St., New York, NY 10013
Norda Essential Oil Co., 475 10th Ave., New York, NY 10018

Colors

Where you require only small quantities, you can use the simple food colors available from most grocery stores. In commercial quantities, you can obtain all kinds of colors for all purposes from:

Pylam Products Co. Inc., 9510 218th St., Queens Village, NY 11429

Plastic Bottles

Bemis Co., 800 Northstar Center, Minneapolis, MN 55402 W. Braun Co., 300 N. Canal St., Chicago, IL 60606 Foster-Grant Co., 289 N. Main St., Leominster, MA 01453 Penn Bottle & Supply Co., 5619 Cherry St., Philadelphia, PA 19139

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