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ISBN-13/EAN: 9780820601120
ISBN: 0820601128
Author: George W. Weingart
Chemical Publishing
Book - Hardback
Pub Date: Feb 9, 1947
260 pages
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This is a classic in the field, an enormously successful handbook on the art of making fireworks. In non-technical language, it gives formulas and detailed instructions for all the time-honored favorites, exhibition and display pieces. An indispensable book for both the beginner and the professional pyrotechnist. 

Contents:

PREFACE iii

INTRODUCTION  IX

PART 1. INGREDIENTS  1

Saltpeter; Potassium Chlorate; Potassium Perchlorate;
Sulfur; Charcoal; Lampblack; Shellac
and Other Gums; Stearin; Strontium Nitrate;
Strontium Carbonate; Barium Nitrate; Barium
Chlorate; Sodium Oxalate; Copper Arsenite;
Copper Carbonate; Copper Sulfate; Black Copper
Sulfide; Black Copper Oxide; Antimony;
Magnesium; Black Antimony Sulfide; Red Arsenic;
Aluminum; Calomel; Ammonium Chloride;
Dextrin; Glue; Gum Arabic; Steel Filings;
Clay; Gun Powder; Meal Powder and
Other Ingredients.

PART II. MANIPULATION  17

Spontaneous Combustion; Substitution; Mixing;
Case Rolling; Drying Cases; Formers;
Paste; Crimping; Ramming; Matching; Priming;
Finishing; Designing.

PART III. PRODUCTS OF MANUFACTURE AND
FORMULAS  53

Match; Fuse; Tableau Fire; Torches; Ship
Lights and Signals; Toy Blue Lights; Roman
Candles; Batteries; Sky Rockets; Tourbillions;
Flying Pigeons; English Crackers; Pinwheels;
Serpents; Saucissons; Mines; Fountains,
Flower Pots and Gerbes; Volcano; Wasp
Light; Revolving Pieces; Vertical Wheels;
Saxons; Stars; Lance Work; Bombshells; Balloons;
Cannon Crackers; Maroons; Torpedoes;
Paper Caps; Whistling Fireworks; Son of a
Gun; Pharaoh's Serpents; Magic Serpent;
Snake Nests; Colored Flames; Colored Fire
Sticks; Water Fireworks; Smokes.

PART IV. EXHIBITION FIREWORKS  201

Snake and Butterfly; Rocket Wheel; Revolving
Globe; Living Fireworks; Changing Pictures;
Mosaics; Lattice Poles; Saxon Cross;
Revolving Sun; Caprice; Beehive; Chromatropes;
Yule Log; Niagara Falls.

PART V. MISCELLANEOUS  213

Lycopodium Pipe; Water Light; Chinese Firecrackers;
Simple Method of Working Out Fireworks
Compositions; Pyrotechny in Warfare
and Industry.

GLOSSARY  229
LIST OF BOOKS ON PYROTECHNY  232
INDEX  235


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