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Muriate Of Tin Tin Liquor

If druggists keep it, it is best to
purchase of them already made, but if you prefer, proceed as follows:
Get at a tinner's shop block tin, put it into a shovel and melt it.
After it is melted, pour it from the height of four or five feet into a
pail of clear water. The object of this is to have the tin in small
particles, so that the Acid can dissolve it. Take it out of the water
and dry it; then put it in a strong brass bottle. Pour over it Muriatic
Acid twelve ounces, then slowly add sulphuric acid eight ounces. The
Acid should be added about a tablespoonful at a time, at intervals of
five or eight minutes, for if you add it too rapidly you run the risk
of breaking the bottle by heat. After you have all the Acid in, let the
bottle stand until the ebullition subsides; then stop it up with
beeswax or glass stopper, and set it away; and it will keep good for a
year or more, or it will be fit for use in twenty-four hours.

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