Removing Stains

Appears in

The Settlement Cook Book

By Lizzie Black Kander

Published 1903

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When possible remove all stains while they are fresh, as they are less obstinate before dried into the cloth.
If a stain has been overlooked and washed in, it is difficult to remove and should be bleached on the grass.
Blood Stains—Wash in cold water until the stain turns brown, then rub with Fels Naphtha soap and soak in warm water.
If the goods are thick make a paste of cold raw starch and apply several times until the stain is removed.
Brass Stains—Rub either lard or olive oil on the stain, then wash with warm water and soap.