Scientific American 14, 6.4.1867
Liquid Blacking. - I. Take ivory black 5 oz., molasses 4 oz., sweet oil 3/4 oz.; triturate until the oil is perfectrly killed, then stir in gradually vinegar and beer bottom of each 1/4 of a pint and continue the agitation until the mixture is complete.
II. Take ivory black 1 lb., molasses 3/4 lb., sperm oil 2 oz., beer and vinegar each 1 pink; proceed as before.