Burnettizing, Or the Process for Preventing the Rapid Decay of Timber by the Use of Chloride of Zinc: With a Brief Account of Some of the Other Processes Used for the Same Purpose, and of the Deodorizing and Purifying Uses of the Chloride of Zinc

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Allen and Farnham, 1856 - Timber - 23 pages

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Page 12 - Nicole, do hereby declare that the nature of my said Invention, and the manner in which the same is to be performed, are...
Page 12 - The invention consists in destroying the tendency of certain vegetable and animal substances to decay, by submitting them to the action of chloride of zinc.
Page 18 - ... occasionally perceptible, a slight application of the fluid removes it. The solution has also been used for very disgusting privies, &c., effluvia from which, it quickly neutralizes. Mr. Henderson, the surgeon to the dock-yard at Portsmouth, has employed the fluid in a severe case of open cancer, the...
Page 2 - Payne's process was patented : it consists in using two solutions in succession, which mutually decompose each other, and form an insoluble substance in the pores of the wood. The earthy, or metallic solution is first introduced into the timber, under pressure ; this solution is then drawn off, and the decomposing fluid is forced in...
Page 12 - To all to whom these presents shall come, &c. &c. — Now know ye, that in compliance with the said proviso, I, the said...
Page 20 - ... if necessary, several times a day, and a small quantity of the same dilute solution should be put into the close-stools and bed-pans. The waterclosets should also be cleansed with it, and a couple of gallons occasionally thrown down each.
Page 20 - For use on board ships, between decks, and in places where, from imperfect means of ventilation, it may be inconvenient to wet the floors. — Moisten with the diluted solution thick pieces of flannel-cloth — the thicker the better — and wave them through the air of the apartments for ten minutes; and then suspend them in the most convenient manner to the deck-beams, or across the rooms; and keep other similar pieces of cloth, thoroughly and repeatedly saturated with the same solution, in flat...
Page 20 - When a patient dies of fever, the body should be sponged over with the dilute solution, and the clothes and bedding should be immersed and kept in a sufficient quantity of it, for forty-eight hours, before being washed. The floor should be well mopped over with the solution. Flannel, moistened with it (as before recommended), should be waved through the room.
Page 21 - Immerse the subject in the dilute solution, and let it remain about two hours ; after which time it will be purified. As the dissection proceeds, the parts should be sponged over with the same ; and, if they are to be preserved, the bloodvessels should also be injected with the solution.
Page 4 - Although it is not in all cases a preventive of decay, the advantages are more than sufficient to justify its application to most kinds of timber in common use, when placed in situations favorable to rapid decay. It has also a distinct effect in rendering wood less liable to warp and crack when placed in dry situations.

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