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Typo: A Monthly Newspaper and Literary Review, Volume 4

Winchell's Paste.—

Winchell's Paste.—

Professor Alex. Winchell is credited with the invention of a cement that will stick on an anything. Take 2oz. of clear gum arabic, l½oz. of fine starch, and ½oz. of white sugar. Pulverise the gum arabic, and dissolve it in as much water as the laundress would use for the quantity of starch indicated. Dissolve the starch and sugar in the gum solution. Then cook the mixture in a vessel suspended in boiling water, until the starch becomes clear. The cement should be as thick as tar, and kept so. It can be kept from spoiling by dropping in a lump of gum-camphor, or a little oil of cloves or sassafrass. This cement is very strong indeed, and will stick perfectly to glazed surfaces, and is good to repair broken rocks, minerals, or fossils.