Little Cookbooks: The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Culinary Collection

Bi-Carbonate Of Soda

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The front cover is a Victorian design in blue, green yellow and black on white with a thin blue frame. "Bi-Carbonate" is above and "of Soda" below a Coat of Arms logo. A ribbon below has Penna., Salt, and Mf'g. Co. in three lines with Philad'a. Pa. on a banner at the bottom. The back cover has a 1876 calendar in a Victorian frame with an eagle on top, all in black on a yellow background. There is a decorative green and yellow border with a thin black frame. The first page has an advertisement for Cryolite which is imported by the Pennsylvania Salt Manufacturing Company and is uded in lye-making. The ad has the company address and lists other company products. The next pages have lithographs of the Natrona and Greenwich Chemical Works factories. There are five pages promoting "The Purest and Best Family Soap Maker, Saponifier," a lye packaged to make soap when mixed with kitchen grease. This includes instructions for making different types of soap. "To The Trade," a message from the Pennsylvania Salt Manufacturing Co., contains test results and endorsements from various chemists. Following are "Receipts" for breads, cakes, pudding, cookies, doughnuts and remedies for indigestion and toothaches.

Donor: Sliker, Shirley Brocker

Brand Name: Pennsalt

Publisher: Pennsylvania Salt Manufacturing Co. (Philadelphia, Pa.)


24 p.

12.5 x 8.5 cm


Language: English

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Copyright: This item is in the public domain.


Citation: Bi-Carbonate Of Soda. The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Collection, MSS 314, Special Collections, Michigan State University Libraries. Available at

illustration of king running with tray of tarts


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