Car-top dressing and method of preparing the same

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Patented Sept. 2, 1924. CHARLES K. EVANS, O'F ALBERT LEA, MINNESOTA. CAR-TOP DRESSING AND METHOD OF PREPARING THE SAME. No Drawing. To all whom it may concern Be it known that I, CHARLES K. EVANS, a citizen of the United States, residing at Albert Lea, in the county of Freeborn and 6' State of Minnesota, have invented a new and useful Car-To Dressing and Method of Preparing the S ame, of which the following is a specification. This invention relates to a dressing for 10 fabric car tops or other similar fabric. The object of the invention is the production of a dressing or coating for the pur pose stated, which will be most durable, and which will render the fabric waterproof, at the same time imparting to it the desired color which will not rub off or fade. The preferred ingredients of the dressing, and the proportions in which they are combined are substantially as follows: 1 pint linseed oil, preferably boiled, 1 pint ocher, or other mineral pigment, 1 tablespoonful diamond dye, or other suitable dye, 2 tablespoonfuls cold water to dissolve the y 1 tablespoonful common salt, 2 tablespoonfuls boiling water to dissolve the salt, 2 tablespoonfuls turpentine. In preparing the dressing, I prefer to mix the mineral pigment with the oil and to cook it for about five minutes, during which it isconstantly stirred. The soluble dye is mixed with the cold water and allowed to stand until dissolved, after which it is cooked for about five minutes and I constantly stirred. These two mixtures are then poured together, and the salt added which has previously been dissolved in the hot water. The mixture is then allowed to cook, and the turpentine is then added and thoroughly mixed. The dressing thus pre pared may be applied to the fabric with an ordinary paint brush. The linseed oil in the compound protects Application filed July 24, 1923. Serial No. 653,565. the fabric from dampness and decay, and renders it water proof. The ocher gives body to the dressing and imparts the desired color, while the dye permeates the fabric, and gives the color a bright and attractive appearance. The salt helps to setthe dye, and to prevent the dressing from rubbing ofi. The turpentine acts as a drier, and also increases the penetration of the color into the fabric. The proportions of the ingredients, and the manner of mixing the same may, of course, be varied to a certain extent without materially affecting the result. What is claimed is: 1. A coating composition, consisting of a mixtur of linseed oil, mineral pigment, soluble dye, common salt, turpentine, and water. 2. A coating composition, consisting of a mixture of boiled linseed oil, ocher, . tine. mon salt dissolved in water substantially equal to the amount of dye, then allowing the mixture to cool, and afterward adding a smallamount of turpentine. In testimony that I claim the my own, I have hereto afiixed my signature. CHARLES K. EVANS. FFICE. foregoing as-

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