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1) A former brand name for a chemical solution applied to building stones as a preservative in the 19th century (Schur 1985). It probably contained soluble fluosilicate salts, such as Magnesium silicofluoride, which were typically used for hardening Cement and Plaster.

2) [Alpin Chemie, Germany] A current brand name for a wax polish developed for stone floors.

Resources and Citations

  • The Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Francis Turner (ed.), Reinhold Publishing Corp., New York City, 3rd edition, 1942
  • Alpin Chemie at www.alpin-chemic.de/english/protection.htm
  • Susan E. Schur, Conservation Terminology: A review of Past & Current Nomenclature of Materials, Technology and Conservation, Spring (p.34-39); Summer (p.35-38); Fall (p.25-36), 1985

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