Tin Pink

By igniting strongly for some hours a mixture of stannic oxide, chalk,

chromate of potash, and a little silica and alumina, a dingy red mass is

obtained, which acquires a beautiful rose-red colour on being washed

with water containing hydrochloric acid. For the same reason that the

pinks of cobalt are superfluous as artistic pigments, this tin product

is commercially ineligible. Having, however, the advantage of being

cheap, and being probably durable, it would be well adapted for the

common purposes of painting, in place of the fugitive rose pink.

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