WATER-PROOF. Receipt for making shoes water-proof:—Melt three ounces of spermaceti in an earthen vessel, over a slow fire, to which add six drachms of Indiarubber cut into thin slices; when dissolved, add eight ounces of tallow, two ounces of hog's lard, and four ounces of amber varnish. When well mixed, it is fit for use,—and two or three coats applied with a brush will be sufficient.
Harewood, Harry. A Dictionary of Sports. London: T. Tegg and son, 1835.
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