Patent Model - Improvement in Compositions for Applying Colors

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Alfred Méry (French), Patentee
Production date
Jun 03 1879
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Glass, cork
2 1/2 x 3/4" (6.4 x 1.9cm)
Méry's patent "consists in the preparation of colors by means of a paste, the composition of which will herein be described, and which imparts to these colors or paints properties fitting them for being substituted for those now in use in the arts and industries. The paste has the following composition: Glue, twenty-five parts, by weight; glycerine, five hundred and thirty-four parts, by weight; water, two hundred and eight parts, by weight; white wax, (pure,) two hundred and eight parts, by weight; strong solution of ammonia, twelve and one-half parts, by weight; rosin, twelve and one-half parts, by weight." (Patent Number 216,207)
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