Painted memories 2003

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Forth Bridge Letter

Forth Bridge Letter

This month I depart from the use of a selected quotation from a published work to publishing a Private Communication. At the SCANZ Conference in Christchurch I presented a paper on "The History of ... Read On...
 
 
Shellac

Shellac

Shellac is obtained from the Lac beetle, a beetle indigenous to India. It lives on the branches of trees, and as a defence against predation covers itself with a protective shell. These beetles ... Read On...
 
 
Chinese Lacquer Shell Polymers

Chinese Lacquer Shell Polymers

This month I will re-publish an article on a product that is both a coating and a polymer formed from totally natural, organic, but very toxic, ingredients with a recorded history of use dating back ... Read On...
 
 
CertainTeed Paint Varnishes

CertainTeed Paint Varnishes

This months extract is from "Certain-teed Paints Varnishes" a booklet, dated December 1928, published by Certain-teed, a St. Louis, Illinois, USA paint and varnish manufacturer. This extract shows ... Read On...
 
 
 CertainTeed Titanium Dioxide 1928

CertainTeed Titanium Dioxide 1928

It has been a year since I commenced my Painted Memories series. I hope the readership of Brush Strokes have enjoyed reading the articles as much as I have enjoyed writing them. Though I still have a ... Read On...
 
 
Varnishes Certain-Teed 1928

Varnishes Certain-Teed 1928

This months extract is from "Certain-teed Paints Varnishes" a booklet, dated 1928, published by Certain-teed, a St. Louis, Illinois, USA paint and varnish manufacturer. The extract is taken from a ... Read On...
 
 
Synthetic Resins - Alkyd 1935

Synthetic Resins - Alkyd 1935

As promised last month, this months extract covers the subject of Alkyd Resins before the term "Alkyd" was coined. Last months extract on the manufacture of oleo-resinous varnishes came from a ... Read On...
 
 
White Opaque Pigments Certain-Teed 1928

White Opaque Pigments Certain-Teed 1928

In my June column I stated that in 1928 titanium dioxide was prohibitively expensive for application as a white pigment. Co-precipitates containing titanium dioxide were used, but only the highest ... Read On...
 
 
Calcimine

Calcimine

by Peter Walters As promised last month, this months extract answers the question "What is calcimine?" Two sources, as credited, are drawn on to answer that question. Calcimine is also spelt ... Read On...
 
 


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