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shree_uday
10-31-2012, 03:44 AM
Hi,

Here what is latera, in some other editions, they mentioned "Tiles broken".. please confirm what is latera or tiles...

Pound together one pound of Antimony, half a pound of common salt, and five pounds of broken
latera ; place in retort and distil a yellow oil, when all the spirits will pass away.

"Take of Amimorty fb. j. Common Salt dryed,
tb. p. Tiles broken ; tb. v. Grind all together,
and put them into a Retort, whence diflil a Yellow
Oyl."

Regards
Uday

Kiorionis
10-31-2012, 01:50 PM
I have always been under the impression that broken tiles are used like boiling chips to maintain an even and slow boil
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boiling_chip

but i am probably wrong about this.