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18TH CENTURY LIVING HISTORY IN AUSTRALIA.

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Pioneer Handbooks: - How pioneers made sealing wax.

Pioneer Handbooks: - How pioneers made sealing wax.

Like square thin candles. My Mother kept sealing wax sticks in her writing desk.


Sealed 18th century letters.

Our Family seal was similar to this 18th century one. I believe the metal was pewter or lead.

3 comments:

Gorges Smythe said...

I THINK that I remember seeing a few letters in my youth that were sealed with wax. It certainly isn't done anymore.

Jenny said...

Oh very fun! It's nice to see a recipe for that!

(And man, pine resin is in like everything lately sounds like. :) )

Le Loup said...

Yes, I wish the pine was a native here. I have to go to the city park to collect this sap & have to wear my skills instructor ID so I can carry a knife to collect it with.
Keith.