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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
Mix together 4 parts Water Soluble Perfume
Oil and 124 parts Water.
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
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.
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
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
Oil Lemon Flavor
Oil of Lemon, 6 ounces; Edible Corn Oil, 1
Pineapple Oil Flavor
Pineapple Extract, 2 quarts; Edible Corn
Oil, 1 gallon. Put up same as above.
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.
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
Permanent Ink (Cannot Be Erased; Will Not
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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,
693 Humphries St., S.W. Atlanta, GA
100 West Hunter
Avenue, Maywood, NJ
5587 North Ridge Rd, North Madison,
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.
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
Transferix for Transferring
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
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
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
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
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
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