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    Now that I think about it, when I was in college in Blacksburg, VA, I visited an old defunct coal mine some miles from town. In addition to getting some beautiful old rough-cut white oak lumber from collapsed buildings, I grabbed a pile of coal to use in our stove, our only means of heat. It didn't burn at all, as I could tell. It was dead-black shale or something that looked just like coal. No wonder the mine shut down. I'm sure that would have made a perfect candidate for "Keystone black". That stuff is all over the place up and down the east coast. I've seen mountains of it around Hazleton, PA, which is not far from Muncy.

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    Look up the fireplace chimney for a large source of lampblack.
    Can get a tad messy trying to get some of it collected, though...

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    Default Lamp Black

    Could one gather some by "lamp black" carbon by lighting just the fuel gas side of your oxy- acetylene torch and holding it under a metal plate far enough away that the carbon deposits on the plate? A soft hair paint brush might work well to sweep the carbon into a pile then into the mixing pot.

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    Is it possible that lamp black could be obtained through the suppliers of Babbitt for bearings as it is used in the scraping process.

    James

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    There's a price list link here: http://www.columbianchemicals.com/products.aspx

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    Lindsay Publishing ( http://www.lindsaybks.com/prod/index.html ) has a book that cross-references those "eye of newt" chemical names.

    Chemical Cross Reference 20170 $5.95

    You can see the full list of books here:
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    Steve


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