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Sticks Like A Brother

A paste that will adhere to anything
Alex. Winchell is credited with the invention of a cement that will
stick to anything (Nat. Drug). Take two ounces of clear Gum Arabic,
one and one-half ounces of fine Starch and one-half ounce of White
Sugar. Pulverize the Gum Arabic, and dissolve it in as much water as
the laundress would use for the quality of starch indicated. Dissolve
the starch and sugar in the gum solution. Then cook the mixture in a
vessel suspended in boiling water until the starch becomes clear. The
cement should be as thick as tar and keep so. It can be kept from
spoiling by dropping in a lump of Gum Camphor, or a little Oil of
Cloves or Sassafras. This cement is very strong indeed, and will stick
perfectly to glazed surfaces, and is good to repair broken rocks,
minerals or fossils. The addition of a small amount or Sulphate of
Aluminum will increase the effectiveness of the paste, besides helping
to prevent decomposition.

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