A Fireproof and Waterproof Cement

[ A Fireproof and Waterproof Cement ] Anthony Allaire

Contributors
Contributor Role
Compiler
Contributor Name
Anthony Allaire

Date: The manuscript is dated 1780-1795. | 1780/01/01 to 1795/12/31

Publication Format
Print

Type
Construction

Ingredients
milk
vinegar
egg whites
quick lime

Source: Anthony Allaire. Diary and Order Book.
Institution: New Brunswick Museum Archives and Research Library | Source Origin: Beverley Robinson Papers | Sublocation: Anthony Allaire. Diary and Order Book. | Reference: F 19

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This recipe, in print, has been pasted onto page 56, which has been added to the middle of the notebook. Image courtesy of New Brunswick Museum Archives and Research Library.


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A fire proof and water proof Cement.-- To half

a pint of milk put an equal quantity of vinegar, in 

order to curdle it; then separate the curd from

the whey, and mix the whey with the whites of

four or five eggs, beating the whole well together.

When it is well mixed, add a little quick lime

through a sieve until it has acquired the consistence

of a thick paste. With this cement broken ves-

sels and cracks of all kinds may be mended.  It

dries quickly, and resists the action of fire and 

water.