Manufacturer and builder 1, 1882
We do not remember ever to have seen a paste stove blacking, nor can we imagine that such a paste could be as good as the black lead sticks commonly used for that purpose. The addition to black lead of any greasy substances to cause it to remain pasty, would, we think, injure its polishing qualities, and would also be apt to give off an offensive smell from the burning of the grease until it had been thoroughly driven off. The use of a watery paste of black lead, kept soft by the addition of a very little chloride of calcium or glycerine, might answer, but we feat it would be too difficult to polish. Our inquirer might try the last named suggestion.