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Handbook of Gunpowder 1888

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Handbook of Gunpowder 1888

68 pages, about 8 1/2" x 11", glossy soft-cover in full color. New re-print restored and digitally enhanced from a nice copy. Printed on high quality 20# 97 bright acid free paper. Fully Illustrated.

Contents - Index:

  • Pages: 68
  • Handbook of Gunpowder 1888
  • London England
  • By Major-General W. Wardell late Royal Artillery
  • Printed by order of this secretary of State for War
  • Constitution and Action of Explosive Substance
  • Explosive Mixtures
  • Nitrates/Chlorate
  • Detonation and experiments in Detonation
  • Fuzes and applications of Detonation
  • History Of Gunpowder
  • Early History, Not invented by Schwartz,
  • Rockets, Greek Fire, Explosives known in China
  • Use in India, first used in European guns
  • Manufactured in England and early powder mills
  • Guncotton Factory
  • Ingredients and Properties of Gunpowder
  • Charcoal, Wood, Sulphur
  • Density, Hardness, Muzzle Velocity and Pressure
  • Prismatic Powder, Effect of Moisture
  • Preparation and Purification of the Ingredients in GunPowder
  • Refining, Solution, Crystallizing,washing,extracting
  • Manufacture of Gunpowder