This was transcribed by me (Lee Bussy) from a post made by Mike Swisher; shown below. It was recorded here for my own use and neither I nor Mike Swisher are responsible from any harm or loss pertaining to it’s use.
From: mike swisher Date: 4/21/2009 Subject: Re: Lancaster Green Question? I suspect they mean the green pumped star on p. 87 of the first (1972) edition. With 53% barium chlorate it ought to be good! I use a very similar green star for the color wafers of married comets: Barium chlorate 25 lb. Potass. chlorate 14 Red gum 3 Shellac 3 A. F. coal 2 Stearine 1 Dextrine 2 This is given as formula 2 in table 15-11 of Hardt. The stearine serves as a lubricant as well as a fuel, and makes the pumping easier. This composition is also perfectly good as a cut star.