Cold cement

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Description

An adhesive used in the 18th century to bind brick together while they were carved into decorative shapes. Cold cement was composed of Cheshire cheese, milk, egg white, and quicklime (Bucher 1996).

Additional Information

W. Bucher, Dictionary of Building Preservation, John Wiley & Sons, New York, 1996.

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Dictionary of Building Preservation, Ward Bucher, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York City, 1996