“517.905. COMPOSITION FOR DEGUMMING FLAX STRAW.
HIRAM B. WARE, Fort Scott, Kans. Filed May 27, 1883. Serial No. 475.982. (No specimens.)
Claim–. The composition of matter herein described to be used for degumming flax straw; said composition consisting of water, potash, kerosene and glycerine substantially as described.”
Official Gazette of the US Patent Office, Vol. 67, Issues 1-4. by US Patent Office, 1894, page 169