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Re: OIL OF EGG



Dear Charlene,

thanks for your prompt reply, the "oil of egg" was used not that long ago as
a dressing or rejuvenator of leather, be it book coverings or leather shoes
or boots. I am curious and would like to try it, I am not involved in
conservation but worked with some conservators on dig sites in Greece. I
have a few old texts which I would like to treat the leather covers with
some type of agent. I hope this satisfies your curiosity, :-) thank-you for
your time.

At 04:39 PM 6/20/96 -0700, you wrote:
>Dear Grant,
>I found this receipt in Mackenzies 5000. Don't know if it's exactly
>what yr after.
>To prepare oil from yolks of eggs.
>method #2.  Dilute the raw yolks with a large proportion of water, and
>add spirit of wine to separate the albumen, then the oil will rise on
>the top after standing some time, and thus may be separated by a
>funnel.
>
>I have read old eggs yield the greatest quantity.
>Perhaps the spirit of wine is the same as ether + acetone.
>May I ask, what are you going to use this for/on/with...
>Regards
>Charlene Matthews
>
>

Regards

Grant S. van Wunnik      :-)
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