Bowling Alley wax

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Description

turned off and combined under butcher's wax -[Butcher Co., MA] A brand name for wax blend. Bowling Alley wax was first sold in 1880 in Boston by C. Butcher. It 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

Butcher's wax

Other Properties

Soluble in turpentine, mineral spirits.

Melting Point ~ 75

Additional Information

Butcher's Wax: Website

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • 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  • Marie Svoboda, Conservation Survey Index, unpublished, 1997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, 1999