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Journal of the Franklin Inst. 1829

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#1 TheLoucheyMonster!


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Posted 04 December 2011 - 12:02 PM

I think I have seen this referenced here in the forums in French, but here it is published in English in 1829.


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.

#2 Joe Legate

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Posted 04 December 2011 - 07:00 PM

I think Ridge may pass on the sulfuric acid. :twitchsmile:

Damn interesting read, though! :cheers:

#3 Père Ubu

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Posted 04 December 2011 - 07:48 PM

Dont want your copper to dissolve in one batch?

#4 Absomphe


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Posted 05 December 2011 - 05:38 AM

Yea, copper sulfate! :cool-reaper: :yahoo:

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 07:45 AM

Great link, added to my google books. :cheers:

@Abs ahh, so that is where Hills gets its bluish tinge!
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#6 Bluewolf Pete

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 08:56 PM

Spinach! Maybe there's a lot more to Popeye then we saw in the cartoons.

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