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Brunswick Black


  • 1 pound of common asphaltum
  • 1/2 pint of linseed oil
  • 1 quart of oil of turpentine


Melt the asphaltum, and add gradually to it the other two ingredients. Apply this with a small painter's brush, and leave it to become perfectly dry. The grate will need no other cleaning, but will merely require dusting every day, and occasionally brushing with a dry black-lead brush. This is, of course, when no fires are used. When they are required, the bars, cheeks, and back of the grate will need black-leading in the usual manner.


The Book of Household Management (1861).


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