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Re: [hobbicast] Re:Binder

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  • Terry Lane
    Ah! there s your answer, WATERGLASS is used to preserve eggs. Tel
    Message 1 of 5 , Sep 2, 2002
      Ah! there's your answer, WATERGLASS is used to preserve eggs.

      Tel

      >
      > > The Isinglass my father was talking about was definitely used in
      > food
      > > processing,domestic use at least,as it cropped up in a conversation
      > > about his long departed aunty(who was a bit of a cook)using it to
      > > preserve eggs.He went on to recall them using it in the building of
      > a
      > > small hardening furnace they made at the firm where he did his
      > > apprenticeship years ago.Definitely the same substance.
      >
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      >
      >
      > I think we are talking about two completely different substances with
      > the same name, but different properties. The Scientific American
      > Cyclopedia says that isinglass is a purer form of a gelatin obtained
      > from the air bladders or some other membranes of fish. The commercial
      > form was called "fish glue" and was widely used in the woodworking
      > and printing industries at one time. I have read elsewhere, though
      > don't have the reference handy, that at least one type of mica was
      > also called "isinglass" and was used to make transparent, heatproof
      > windows for coal stoves. There are other varities of mica for
      > electrical equipment insulation, etc.
      > Mike.
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