Manufacturing of Turpentine

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“The first step is to obtain the crude turpentine. It is a mixture of the essential oil known as spirits of turpentine and resin. A half-moon shaped box is cut in the trees, as near as possible to the surface of the ground.” -Lupton The boxes are shown in this illustration.


box, cut, resin, turpentine, tar


F.M Lupton The Popular Cyclopeadia of Useful Knowledge (New York, NY: F.M Lupton, 1888)


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