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Flax and Its Products in Ireland (Paperback) Loot Price: R388
Discovery Miles 3 880
Flax and Its Products in Ireland (Paperback): William Charley
Flax and Its Products in Ireland (Paperback): William Charley

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Flax and Its Products in Ireland (Paperback)

William Charley

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Loot Price R388 Discovery Miles 3 880

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1862 Excerpt: ...hours in lye and rosin, 2 degs. 3. Boil for nine hours in lye, 21 degs. 4. Grass for three days 5. Boil for ten hours in lye, 3 degs.. 6. Grass for three days 7. Boil for eight hours in lye, 3 degs. 8. Grass for three days 9. Rough sour for ten hours in vitriol, 2 degs.. 10. Scald for four hours in weak lye. 11. Grass for two days 12. Dip for ten hours in alkaline, 40 to 1 strength 13. Sour for twelve hours in vitriol, 1 deg. 14. Scald for four hours in lye and soap 15. Ruh with brown soap.... 16. Grass for two days 17. Dip for ten hours in alkaline, 30 to 1 strength 18. Sour for twelve hours in vitriol, 1 deg. 19. Scald for three hours in soap and lye 20. Dip for ten hours in alkaline, 45 to 1 strength 21. Sour for twelve hours in vitriol, 1 deg. 22. Rub with soap Time taken Minutes. Days, wash 15 2 15 30 30 80 40 30 30 45 20 35 20 45 30 20 45 20 1 1 3 1 3 1 3 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 31 The goods should now be white and ready for beetling. I will not certify that the above is the very best kind of treatment, but it is substantially correct; and shows how much more difficult and tedious the bleaching process is for linen than for cotton, and how much more dependent the bleaching of linen is on the atmosphere. Ireland possesses the best climate in the world for linen bleaching; and it is this local advantage--this gift of nature--that has gradually given to her, and secures to her still, so high a position in this branch of commercial industry. As flax is not an exotic, but is grown largely in Ireland, the products of that fibre are more purely national than either cotton or silk; and, in this respect, the Irish staple trade somewhat resembles the national woollen manufactures of Great Britain. Cotton, however, is somewhat like flax in its c...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: May 2012
Authors: William Charley
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 4mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 82
ISBN-13: 978-1-152-46237-3
Barcode: 9781152462373
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-152-46237-7

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