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3/4 gallon Water
1/2 pound Whiting
1 pound Tripoli
1/2 pound Silica
3 ounces Oxalic Acid

PROCESS: Mix well in a 10 quart pail. Cleans all metals, prevents rust.
Put in colouring, if desired (use water soluble acid proof colour).

NOTE: The oxalic acid renders this poisonous. If desired non-poisonous,
substitute Citric Acid for the oxalic. Use finest powdered tripoli and
powdered silica possible to avoid scratching of surface being polished.


This is simply AIRPLANE DOPE. You can obtain this from firms selling
materials for making model airplanes. You can put this up in bottles and sell
clear or you can add aluminium powder to make the cement look like solder.
This is waterproof. NOTE: Be careful around fire with this.


4 quarts Water
1 box Borax Soap Chips
1 box Lux
1 pint Corn Meal

Mix well. Use as a paste hand cleaner.


2 pounds Whiting
2 ounces Oleic Acid
1 gallon Gasoline (untreated or use Benzene)

Mix thoroughly.

Soak cloths, wring out, let dry. Use cutting flannel for clothes. Do
not use gasoline containing lead. This cloth is for silverware and other
metal surfaces.

Cleans and polishes eyeglasses and acts as a steam preventative.

Castile Soap . . . . . . . . . 1/4 bar
Glycerine. . . . . . . . . . . 1 tablespoonful
Oil of Sassafras . . . . . . . 1/2 teaspoonful

PROCESS: Cut the Castile Soap into small pieces and add enough water to
cover the soap, then boil over a slow fire, stirring until thoroughly
dissolved and without lumps of any kind appearing in the mixture, so that it
becomes perfectly smooth and of even texture. Now add the tablespoonful of
Glycerine and half a teaspoonful of Oil of Sassafras, stir again thoroughly
and it is ready for use.

PACKING: Put up in one-fourth ounce tubes to sell for 50 cents retail.
You may put it up in little jars if you desire. Perhaps the jars would be

LABEL: (Your name on it) Eye-Glass Cleaner and Polish. Helps prevent
steaming. DIRECTIONS: To use, apply with finger tips to both sides of glass
and polish at once with a clean dry cloth until glass is clear. Repeat on
other side. Good for camera lenses too. Wipe dry before applying the preparation.

TO DEMONSTRATE: Wipe the eyeglasses as directed, apply the compound and
then breathe on the glass. It will not steam and glasses will be as clear as

SUPPLY SOURCES: The Castile Soap, Glycerine and Oil of Sassafras may be
had from wholesale druggists.

TUBES from: Celluplastics Inc. Sub., Brockway Glass Co., McCullough
St., Brockway, PA 15824

JARS: These may be easier to pack in and we suggest 1/2 ounce or 1
ounce size. May be had from wholesale druggists or for larger lots try Brockway
Glass Co., address above.

TUBE FILLING AND CLOSING MACHINE from: Arthur Colton Co., 3400 E.
Lafayette, Detroit, Michigan.

NOTE: The right quantity of water to use in "Mysto" Eyeglass
Cleaner will have to be determined from experience - so make your first few
batches small ones. Too much water will cause the product to be watery in
tubes or jars.

On the other hand, if it is too stiff it will take too much rubbing to
polish the glass. Just enough water should be used to make a jelly form of
product that is soft but not watery. The amount of water needed varies with
the grade of soap used.

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