Journal of the Franklin Inst. 1829
Posted 04 December 2011 - 12:02 PM
An interesting section is the part about coloration methods, and the desire for a lasting, stable green color.
One method describes the use of a tincture made of indigo, sulfuric acid and 'carbonate of lime' ; and then add carthamus (safflower) "we obtain all the varieties of green which we can possibly desire".
I have seen other references to indigo before, but not carthamus.
Posted 04 December 2011 - 07:00 PM
Damn interesting read, though!
Posted 05 December 2011 - 05:38 AM
Yes, I'm Krinkles the Clown on
an absinthe a beer bender.
You got a problem with that?
Posted 05 December 2011 - 07:45 AM
@Abs ahh, so that is where Hills gets its bluish tinge!
Posted 08 December 2011 - 08:56 PM
"Let's louche these bitches up and party!" ~ Fingerpickinblue
Beware La Machine à décerveler! Oops, too late ...
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