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Toning
Toning Bath.
Stock solution          ... ... ... ...      10 drms.
Chloride of gold ... ... ... ...        I gr.
Distilled water ............       10 ozs.
Mix two hours before using. Retain the bath after each toning, and use instead of water for new toning bath. This gives exceedingly rich brown tones, and is a great favourite of the author's.
7. Carbonate Bath.
Chloride of gold ............         1 gr.
Carbonate of soda............      15 grs.
Distilled water ............      10 ozs.
Mix half an hour before use. Will riot keep. Tone to purplish blue, and fix. The resulting colour is a good brown, free from any purplish tinge. But to get a true sepia tone use water at about 1700 F., add the gold, and use in ten minutes.
8. Chloride of Lime Bath.
Chloride of gold.............      15 grs.
Common chalk ... ........     150 ..
Chloride of lime ... ...... ...      24 ..
Lime water ... ... ... ... ...      15 ozs.
Add the gold to the chalk, and mix into a paste with a little lime water, and leave for one hour; filter, and wash the filter with the remainder of the lime water in which is dissolved the chloride of lime. Add 1 oz. of the above to 10 ozs. of water for every sheet of paper to be toned. When old, and the bath refuses to tone, add a little chloride of gold, and leave for fifteen minutes ; or if no smell of chlorine, add a grain of chloride of lime. This gives purplish black tones, and keeps well.
15 grs. 360 ..
135 n 360 .. 15 ozs.
The directions for mixing this are the same as for the chloride
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