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== Description ==
 
== Description ==
  
[Johnson Diversey] A registered trademark for wax blend first sold in 1880 in Boston by C. Butcher. Butcher's wax, also known as Bowling Alley wax, is a blend of [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=carnauba%20wax carnauba] and [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=microcrystalline%20wax microcrystalline] waxes blended with [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=mineral%20spirits mineral spirits] and [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=turpentine%20%28oil%29 turpentine]. Also called Butcher's wax, Bowling Alley wax has been used to clean and polish wood floors, furniture, metal, leather, and musical instruments. It has also been used on outdoor sculpture as a protective coating over [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=Incralac Incralac].
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[Johnson Diversey] A registered trademark for wax blend first sold in 1880 in Boston by C. Butcher. Butcher's wax, also known as Bowling Alley wax, is a blend of [[carnauba wax|carnauba]] and [[microcrystalline wax|microcrystalline]] waxes blended with [[mineral spirits]] and [[turpentine%20%28oil%29|turpentine]]. Also called Butcher's wax, Bowling Alley wax has been used to clean and polish wood floors, furniture, metal, leather, and musical instruments. It has also been used on outdoor sculpture as a protective coating over [[Incralac|Incralac]].
  
 
== Synonyms and Related Terms ==
 
== Synonyms and Related Terms ==

Revision as of 13:00, 9 January 2014

Butcher's wax

Description

[Johnson Diversey] A registered trademark for wax blend first sold in 1880 in Boston by C. Butcher. Butcher's wax, also known as Bowling Alley wax, is a blend of carnauba and microcrystalline waxes blended with mineral spirits and turpentine. Also called Butcher's wax, Bowling Alley wax has been used to clean and polish wood floors, furniture, metal, leather, and musical instruments. It has also been used on outdoor sculpture as a protective coating over Incralac.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Bowling Alley Paste wax (common name); Butchers paste wax; Clear paste wax; Boston Polish

Other Properties

Soluble in turpentine, mineral spirits.

Butchers: MSDS

Melting Point ~ 75

Additional Information

Butcher's Wax: Website

Authority

  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 148
  • Marie Svoboda, Conservation Survey Index, unpublished, 1997
  • Conservation Support Systems, Catalog, 1997
  • Product Information Comment: from can label, 1999

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