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Typo: A Monthly Newspaper and Literary Review, Volume 4

Paste from Straw.—

Paste from Straw.—

An English firm has turned another waste product to valuable account. The straw-boilings which accumulate in the manufacture of paper are purified by filtration, and reduced by evaporation to a stiff brown paste, forming an efficient substitute for gum arabic, which can be evenly spread on any substance, and which—most important of all—will not ferment.