4297. Good and Bad Sealing-Wax.

The Manufacturer and Builder 11, 1889

— What is used in imitation sealing-wax? I used to get an excellent sealing-wax, but of late years it appears to me to be greatly deteriorated in quality. —T. R., Indianapolis, Ind.

Answer. Good sealing-wax is made of shellac and vermilion, or other mineral coloring, according to the color desired. Much of the cheap sealing-wax sold today is adulterated with resin and the cheaper red lead in place of vermilion.

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