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Brief book review

From: Mark Vine <100436.3447>
Date: Sunday, December 10, 1995
    Hiscox, Gardner Dexter.
    Henley's Twentieth Century Book of Formulas, Processes and Trade
    Secrets. Rev. and enl. ed. by Prof. T. O'Conor Sloane. (New York,
    The Norman W. Henley publishing company, 1934)

Henley's Twentieth Century Home & Workshop Formulas, Recipes and
Processes by Gardner D. Hiscox, M.E is a wonderful book full of
several thousand formulations spanning just about everything from
paints, lacquers and dyes, to waxes,varnishes and enamels to
adhesives,printing and photographic processes. Home economic
subjects include wine and cider making products, soaps,metal and
leather work,syrups,perfumes, ointments and even antidotes for
poisons and pyrotechnics are included.

But no need to rush to your local book seller for this title was
acquired from an antiques stall this weekend as is over 60 years
old. It offers a remarkable insight into the make up of so many
products conservators find themselves up against today.

    **** Moderator's comments:   This book was reprinted sometime in
    the last decade or two and can still be found new (at least in
    the U.S.)

Mark Vine
Conservation Resources, England

                  Conservation DistList Instance 9:50
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Received on Sunday, 10 December, 1995

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