Thanks for the formula. This is interesting, but when compared to the formula in the Swenson memo, there are differences in "ratios"; Swenson Formula .............................................. RN Formula White Lead Oil Paste 28 lbs ............................. RN has 56 lbs Zinc Oxide 50 lbs .............................................. RN has Zinc Oxide White 24 lbs Liquid Dryer 3 Pints ......................................... RN has Liquid Driers 3 Pints Blue/Black Paste (5TM) 7 lbs .......................... RN has Blue/Black Paste 1 lbs Red Cake or Venetian Red 1/4 lbs .................... RN has Venetian Red 2 lbs Raw Linseed Oil 21 Pints ................................. RN has Raw 16 Pints and Boiled Linseed Oil 8 Pints White Spirits none in SWENSON's formula ... RN has White Spirits 2 Pints Where as the "White Base" components are about the same, 78 to 80 lbs, there is a big difference in the Blue/Black component, 7 to 1 lbs, and eight times as much Red component in the RN formula (2 lbs) than the Swenson formula (1/4 lbs). I don't know how these two different formulas ingredients when mixed would look like, but I would think that Swenson's formula would be less red and more BlueGray. Previous Message FYI, the RN formula issued 16/4/1942 under CAFO 784 was White lead oil paste 56lb, Zinc oxide white 24lb, liquid driers 3 pints, Raw linseed oil 16 pints, boiled linseed oil 8 pints, white spirit 2 pints, blue black paste 1 lb and Venetian Red 2lb. The CAFO also stated that the formula results in a tone which is a little lighter than previous formulae and gives a tone halfway between 507C and 507A. 
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