A Treatise on Soap-Making
AN ACCOUNT OF THE ALKALINE MATERIALS;
TEST FOR DISCOVERING THE PRESENCE
OF AN ALKALI, &c.;
Full Directions for Manufacturing
YELLOW, PURE, WHITE, AND PERFUMED
Complete Instructions for
THE MAKING OF GREEN OR SOFT SOAP:
With other Requisites necessary to finish the
To which is added,
ABSTRACTS OF THE EXCISE LAWS RELATIVE
TO HARD AND SOFT SOAP-MAKERS.
BY A MANUFACTURER.
Permit not Poverty thy abodes t'invade:
Be gold expedient—study well thy trade.
Trust not yourself, but your defects to know:
Make use of ev'ry friend— —and ev'ry foe.
Be niggards of advice on no pretence;
For the worst avarice is that of sense. POPE.
printed by oliver & co. netherbow.
Entered in Stationers Hall.
- Address to the Reader
- Treatise on hard and soft soap-making
- Different kinds of alkalis
- The two great divisions of salts
- Method of depriving them of their fixed air
- Alkaline salts for the use of the soap-boiler, how obtained.
- Kelp, how made, and what esteemed best
- Ditto, used as a manure, and for feeding cattle, hogs, &c.
- Ditto, the ashes of, used as salt for new cheese
- Barilla, where and how made
- Gazul, soza, and salicor, ditto
- Pot-ash, how prepared
- Process for detecting sand in alkaline materials
- Blue and white pearl ashes
- Russia and Muscovy ashes, Cashub ditto
- Marcoft ashes
- Preparation for setting a cave, or vat
- Setting ditto
- Test for discovering the presence of an alkali in any liquid substance
- Examination of leys, to discover their quality with regard to mildness or causticity
- Comparative strength betwixt one ley and another discovered
- Weight of spring water and strong soap-ley contrasted
- Concise and accurate method to ascertain the strength of soap-leys
- Only one alkaline principle in nature
- Excisemen become soap-boilers
- A charge for yellow soap
- Boiling and finishing ditto
- Palm oil used therein
- Charge for pure white soap, and process
- Finishing ditto
- To prepare the scent for perfumed or Windsor soap
- The weights and measures to be understood throughout the work
- Table for casting up the dip of a soap frame, from one inch to one hundred, &c.
- Examples of working the same by hot and cold area
- Glass hydrometer to ascertain the weight of leys
- A charge for 1st crown soft soap
- Proportions, and operation of making ditto
- A charge for 2d crown, and operation.
- A charge for common soft soap, with old soap returned
- General observations necessary to be attended to by the operator
- Experiment to ascertain the expence of white soap-making
- Calculation thereof
- Short dissertation on spoiled hard soap, cause and remedy
- Dr Black's method of preparing a soap-ley
- Abridgment of Excise Laws
- Allowance for spoiled soap, cuttings, &c.
- Ditto for hard soap (only) repealed
- Legal frames for hard soap
- Legal casks for soft soap
- Act to prevent making soap in secret places
- Who are not qualified to make soap, though making entry
- Act Geo. III., being the last general statute relating to hard soap, and comprehending most of the former laws applicable to that article