Wallpaper cleaner (1909 presidential cookbook

Yield: 1 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1 cup Flour -- (heaping)
1 tablespoon Kerosene
2 tablespoons Ammonia
½ cup Warm water
1 \N Sal Ammoniac
4 \N Parts rye flour
\N \N Water
1 tablespoon Salt
1 tablespoon Kerosene
2 tablespoons Vinegar
2 tablespoons Ammonia
½ cup Warm water
½ cup Flour

Mix above and boil til flour is thoroughly scalded stirring constantly. Then knead w/ hands and it is ready for use. Use as if it were an eraser. CLEANER #2 Add enough water to the rye flour and ammoniac that it will form a dough, then use on soiled parts as if the mixture was a sponge. Turn soiled part of dough into itself and work out a clean part of the mixture. Never continue to rub the soiled surface of the cleaner into the wall. CLEANER #3 Cook while stirring. Knead into a smooth dough. Use pieces as though it were an eraser to clean wallpaper. SOURCE:Handwritten notes glued into the Presidential Cookbook of 1909.

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