PASTE FOR PAPER HANGING
(Excerpt from The Courtland Enterprise, Courtland, Alabama, February 15, 1894)
First heat water to boiling, then add flour, with constant stirring; to prevent the formation of lumps, the flour may be passed through a sieve so as to insure (sic) its more equable distribution. (continued below)
Agitation is continued until the heat has rendered the mass of the desired consistency, and after a few moments further boiling it is ready for use.
In order to increase the strength, powdered resin in the proportion of one-sixth to one-fourth weight of the flour is added. To prevent its souring, oil of cloves or a few drops of carbolic acid are added.
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This book is a compilation of some of the funny and helpful tips from our past history. Some recipes and tips date back to 1770s. One or two sound a little dangerous and I would never try them myself, but I’ve included then in this book for their humorous and historical value. A few are useful, especially for our ‘green’ society today