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UNITED STATESPATENT OFFICE.
EARL COLLINS CARPENTER, OF SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS
DIP FOR ANIMALS.
Specification of letters Patent.
Patented Aug. 26,1913.
Application filed April 22, 1912. Serial No. 692,524.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, EARL C. CARPENTER,
a citizen of the United States, residing at
San Antonio, in the county of Bexar and
5 State of Texas, have invented certain new
and useful Improvements in Dips for Ani-
mals, of which the following is a specifica-
My invention relates to a dip for the cure
10 of mange, Spanish itch, and kindred skin
diseases prevalent among animals.
The object of the invention is to provide
a non-poisonous antiseptic and parasiticide
dip which stimulates the growth of hair or
Generally speaking, my invention consists
in making a saturated solution of caustic
potash, adding sulfur which will thus be re-
duced to a liquid, then diluting with water
20 and filtering, and finally adding wood alco-
hol. This produces a strong caustic alkaline
solution which is subsequently mixed with
water and a neutralizing agent, as sulfuric
25 In pradice, I take two and one-half
pounds caustic potash (American), three
pounds of sulfur, sufficient water to make
about five pints, and after the mixture is
allowed to cool and then filtered, I add one
30 pint of wood alcohol. By using one ounce
of this solution in fifty ounces water (pref-
erably, soft water) the alkaline solution is
secured, and upon adding about one dram
of sulfuric acid (C. P.) the reaction will be
35 rendered neutral.
The maximum benefit from the sulfur and
alcohol remaining is secured by neutralizing
the solution of alkaline sulfid. Besides
stimulating and promoting the growth of
hair or wool, the solution thus produced is 40
efficacious as an antiseptic and parasiticide
and, being neutral in reaction, is non-pois-
It should be understood that in broader
aspects my invention comprehends the em- 45
ployment not only of the ingredients de-
scribed, but of equivalent ingredients for
obtaining the desired results. For example,
instead of caustic potash I may use impure
carbonate of potash. 50
It is desired to reserve the right to effect
such changes in the proportions of ingredi-
ents used as may come fairly within the
scope of the appended claim.
What is claimed, is:- 55
The herein described process of making
a dip for. animals, consisting in -making a
saturated solution of caustic soda, adding
sulfur, diluting with water and filtering,
adding wood alcohol, water and sulfuric 60.
In testimony whereof I hereunto affix my
signature in presence of two witnesses.
EARL COLLINS CARPENTER.
WINK W. WEAVER,
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Carpenter, Earl Collins. Dip for Animals., patent, August 26, 1913; [Washington D.C.]. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth853626/m1/1/: accessed March 18, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.