Recipes. Cement...

Scientific American 45, 31.7.1847

Cement used by Copper-smiths and Engineer to Secure Joints.
Boiled inseed oil and red lead mixed together into putty. THe washes of leather or cloth are smeared with this mixture in a pasty state. Resin mastic alone is sometimes used by jewellers to cement, by heat, cameos of white enemal or colored glass to a real stone, as a ground to produce the appearance of an onyx.

Plumbers Cement.
Black rosin one part, brick dust two parts, well incorporated by a melting heat.

Cement of Dihl for coating the fronts of Buildings.
This cement consists of linseed oil, dried by being boiled with litharge, and mixed with porcelain clay in fine powder, or plaster of paris, to give it the consistence of stiff mortar. Any color may be given with ground bricks or pottery. A little oil of turpentine aids its cohesion upon stone, brick, or wood; it may be applied to sheets of wire cloth, and laid upon terraces to make them water tight; but lead is not much more expensive.

Black or bituminous cement, for bottle corks.
This cement consists of pitch hardened by adding rosin and brick dust.

Iron rust cement.
Mix from 50 to 100 parts of iron borings, pounded and sifted, with 1 part of sal ammoniac. When it is to be applied, mix it with water sufficient to give it a pasty consistency.

Another cement of the same kind.
Mix 4 parts of fine borings or fillings of iron with 2 parts of potter's clay, and 1 part of pounded potherds, making them into a paste with salt and water. If allowed to concrete slowly on iron joints, this cement becomes very hard.

A moulding composition for making architectural ornaments in relief.
Is formed of glue, chalk, and paper paste; the paper aiding the cohesion of the mass. Even statues have been made with it.

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