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UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
JORDAN c. DAVIS, EPAMINONDAS P. DAVIS, AND DAVID W. DAVIS, OF
MOUNT CALM, TEXAS.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 278,409, dated May 29, 1888.
Application led Febl ary- 5,183. (N:o specimens.)
To all whom it may concern:
Be it hnowni that we, JORDAN C. DAVIS
EPAINONDIS P. DAVISr, and DAVID W. DA-
Vis, citizens of the United States, residing at
5 Moont Calm, in the county of Limestone and
State ofTexas, have invented certain new and
useful Improvements i n a Composition of Mat-
ter to be Used as a Washing Compound or
Detergent; and we do hereby declare the fol-
to lowing to be a full, clear, and exact descrip-
tion of the invention, such as willenable others
skilled in the art to which it appertains to-
make and use the same.
Our invention relates to detergent or wash-
15 ing compounds for cleansing clothing, fabrics,
&c., and the ingredients required to produce
the new composition, and the mode of manu.
facturing the same, are hereinafter more par-
ticularly set forth.
o We take of pure water, one (1) gallon; whilt
rock potash, one (1) pound; borax, one-quarter
(4) pound; kerosene-oil, four (4) ounces; ben-
zine, one-half (4) ounce. These ingredients
are to be thoroughly mingled, as follows:
25 Place the potash and borax in one gallon of
water and boil until entirely dissolved. Then
add the benzine and kerosene-oil in quantity
as above stated, and again boil slowly until
all the ingredients are well mixed and thor-
30 oughly incorporated, when the compound is
allowed to cool, and should be bottled for fu-
ture use. We prefer to use either the Babbitt
or Victory brands of-potash.
The directions for using our detergent com-
35 pound are as follows: The clothing or fabrics
to be cleansed should be wet thoroughly with
cold water, after which the surplus water
should beremoved by wringingand thefabrics
placed in a tub of hot soapsuds to which has
been added one-half (4) pint of the compound 40
or detergent to each three (3) gallons of soap-
suds, and the fabrics are allowed tolremain in
this mixture fifteen or twenty minutes, after
which they are to be removed and replaced in
a similar mixture of soapsuds and the deter- j4
gent compound, and boiled therein ten or
twenty minutes more, then removed and
rinsed well in cold water. Badly-soiled gar.
ments should be soaked well before being
boiled; and we desire especially to disclaim 50
the combination ofF. T. Hantoou, No.103,747,
of May 31, 1870, which contains the following
elements foreign to our composition, namely:
skim-milk, sweet-oil, beef-tallow, magnesia,
spirits turpentine, alcohol, and spirits of am- 55
We claim as our invention-
A detergent or cleansing compound com-
posed of kerosene-oil, benzine, borax, white
rock potash, and-water, mixed, compounded, 60
and applied in manner and proportions sub-
stantially as hereinbefore specified.
In testimony whereof we affix our signatures
in presence of two witnesses.
JORDAN GREENE DAVIS.
EPAMIINONDAS lPERKINS DAVIS.
DAVID WATSON DAYIS.
tARY L. SH~EAD.
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Davis, Jordan Greene; Davis, Epaminondas Perkins & Davis, David Watson. Washing Compound., patent, May 29, 1883; [Washington D.C.]. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth170548/m1/1/?q=%22Mount%20Calm%22: accessed August 3, 2021), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.