How to Make Fat Drying Oyl

[ How to Make Fat Drying Oyl ] William Trueman

Contributors
Contributor Role
Compiler
Contributor Name
William Trueman
Contributor Role
Compiler
Contributor Name
John Trueman

Date: The manuscript is dated 1750, 1771-1772. | 1750/01/01 to 1772/12/31

Publication Format
Manuscript

Type
Miscellaneous

Ingredients
linseed oil
litharge of lead
oil
fat

Places
New Brunswick
Yorkshire

Source: John and William Trueman Notebook
Institution: Mount Allison University Archives | Source Origin: Trueman Family Fonds, 1750-1931 | Sublocation: 1. Trueman family notebooks, account books, diaries, and artifacts. 1750, 1771-1883. | Reference: Accession 0102

Description

Instructions for making an oil used for drying paint on folio 10r. Image courtesy of Mount Allison University Archives.


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Transcription

How to make fat drying^oyl

to a quart of Linseed oyl
add two ounces of the lithar^ge
of lead which mya be had
at Every Drugsters shops
pouder it fine when you have
mixt it boil it in a Earth^en
pot and let it boyl for an
hour till the oyl be thick 
and fat allmost as thick as
treacle then set it on fire
stir it well then let stand
till clear and then let stand
till cowld then put two part^s
of plane oyl and one of fat
for Drying paint

Annotations
lithar
Litharge of lead is, according to the OED, a "Protoxide of lead (PbO) prepared by exposing melted lead to a current of air."
plane oyl
Probably "plain" oil.