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8:16 AM - Nov 04, 2017 #11

Bennett Cuthbertson, 1776, Article XXIX 

"It is not sufficient, that the outside flaps of the pouches and the scabbards should always be well blackened; it must also be insisted on, that they shine, equal to Japan or Varnish, which can easily be done, by placing a piece of soft, brown paper on them, and with an hot iron held at a small distance, drawing the grease from one to the other; that being effectually removed, ivory-blacking and beeswax must be thinly spread over them, and rubbed on with a smooth stick or bottle, until they are brought to the highest polish."
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9:22 AM - Nov 05, 2017 #12

The Chemist, Volume II, 1825, p287.

*Sulphuric/Sulfuric acid was called "oil of vitriol" by medieval European alchemists because it was prepared by roasting "green vitriol" (iron(II) sulfate) in an iron retort. 
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9:37 AM - Nov 05, 2017 #13

The Chemist, Volume II, p299-300. 1825
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9:59 AM - Nov 05, 2017 #14

Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1817, Volume11, (Hyd-Lie) P723
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