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A Branding Ink

A waterproof branding ink, good for marking sheep:
Shellac two ounces, Borax two ounces, Water twenty-four ounces, Gum
Arabic two ounces, Lamp Black sufficient. Boil the Borax and Shellac in
the water till they are dissolved, and withdraw them from the fire.
When the solution becomes cold, complete 25 ounces with water, and add
Lamp Black enough to bring the preparation to a suitable consistency.
When it is to be used with a stencil it must be made thicker than when
it is used with a brush. The above gives black ink. For red ink
substitute Venetian Red for Lamp Black; for blue Ultramarine; and for
green a mixture of Ultramarine and Chrome Yellow.

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