Make Glass and Crystal Sparkle:
It was discovered long ago that a few drops of Mrs. Stewart’s Bluing in the rinse water makes fine crystal sparkle, and does the same for mirrors and windows. We have had many reports that Mrs. Stewart’s Bluing used in the rinse water when cleaning crystal chandeliers extends the sparkle. They believe the dust particles are repelled by the bluing and the cleaning lasts much longer. How can we disagree?
Podiatry Laboratories for Casting:
The fact that Mrs. Stewart’s Bluing mixes readily in any water-based solution makes it ideal to color the casting material used in podiatric laboratories. By adding a blue color to certain layers of plaster used in casting, it is more easily determined where to add more plaster and where it is necessary to cut away. It is similarly used in sculpturing.
We have always boasted MSB as a non-toxic, non-hazardous, biodegradable, environmentally friendly product. It does have a non-toxic amount of organic biocide and pH balancer, which is added to prevent algae build up in our mixing tanks. However, even in it’s concentrated form, the amount is too small for government standards to label it as toxic or hazardous. Click the download image to the right for more information on using MSB with Septic tanks. In addition, safety information and an SDS for Mrs. Stewarts Bluing is available here.
A woman called several years ago looking for Mrs. Stewart’s Bluing for use in her pottery club. After some questioning it was learned someone had discovered that by adding Mrs. Stewart’s Bluing to the glaze when dipping pottery, one can more easily determine the area which was dipped by the blue color. Until this discovery, it was next to impossible for the potter to know exactly the area which was glazed, as the glazing does not show up on wet clay. The real beauty of this method is that in the firing, the blue is burned away and leaves a beautiful clear glaze!
A liquid fertilizer manufacturer found that Mrs. Stewart’s Bluing added to his product in research experiments permitted him to follow the fertilizer through the plant and determine the rate of absorption.
The first blue carnations are credited to Mrs. Stewart’s Bluing! Freshly cut carnations placed in a vase with a high content of Mrs. Stewart’s Bluing in the water will by osmosis carry the blue color into the tips of the petals quickly.