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07 July, 2013

July 7 Household tips for the copper

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 "Well-wisher" (Dunolly) writes on the subject of the use of the wishing copper for dyeing purposes. 
She has dyed garments in the copper on four different occasions recently, and finds that she has no difficulty cleaning the copper. 
After taking out the articles to be dyed, she empties as much as possible of the solution left, then adds water to weaken what is left, and empties the copper again and dries it.
 Finally she rubs it over with a little vinegar and, salt until It is bright. 
"A kerosene tin " she says, does not allow enough room for the dye "to penetrate large articles freely, so that it is more convenient to dye in the copper."

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