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TO RENOVATE TORTOISE-SHELL COMBS.

Taken from Godey's Ladies Book 1855

-When plain tortoise-shell combs are defaced, the polish may be removed by rubbing them with pulverized rotten-stone and oil. The rotten-stone should be sifted through muslin; then polish with jeweller's rouge, or with sifted magnesia.

Meanings of Word or Phrases used

Jeweller's rouge-Red powdered haematite, iron(III) oxide. It is a mild abrasive used in metal cleaners and polishes.

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