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 rear of the stills and the resin vats 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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