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Re: "OIL OF EGG"



Hi Jack,

thnaks for the prompt reply. The oil of egg is exactly that an oil extracted
from egg yolks usually solid (cooked I think) using a mixture of acetone and
ether, a very volatile combination. It is used to treat leather as well as
other uses.

As far as I know it does not contain any other ingredients that would make
it an emulsion, and it is definitely a pure oil.
Thank-you for your time.

At 01:10 AM 6/20/96 -0800, you wrote:
>Grant,
>A quick look through the artist's handbooks of Doerner, Mayer, and Wehlte
>did not turn up anything about extracting "Oil of Egg" using ether +
>acetone, but Massey's _Formulas for Painters_ does contain eleven recipes
>for preparing egg tempera emulsions, some of which are oil based.
>
>Could you provide some more information?
>
>Jack
>
>

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Regards

Grant S. van Wunnik      :-)
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