The Lightning Ink Eraser

The great Lightning Ink Eraser may be used

instead of a knife or scraper for erasing in order to rectify a mistake

or clean off a blot, without injury to the paper, leaving the paper as

clean and good to write upon as it was before the blot or mistake was

made, and without injury to the printer's ink upon any printed form or

ruling upon any first-class paper. Take of Chloride of Lime one pound,

thoroughly pulverized, and four quarts of Soft Water. The above must be

thoroughly shaken when first put together. It is required to stand

twenty-four hours to dissolve the Chloride of Lime. Then strain through

a cotton cloth, after which add a teaspoonful of Acetic Acid (No. 8

commercial) to every ounce of Chloride of Lime Water. The eraser is

used by reversing the penholder in the hand, dipping the end in the

fluid, and applying it, without rubbing, to the blot to be erased. When

the ink has disappeared, absorb the fluid into a blotter, and the paper

is immediately ready to write upon. Put up in common ink bottles and

retail for 25 cents each.

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