A Guide for the Manufacture of Metallic Alloys

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Watchmaker Publishing, 2002 - Technology & Engineering - 308 pages
A Practical Guide for the Manufacture of Metallic Alloys, comprising their Chemical and Physical Properties, with their Preparation, Composition, and Uses," by A.A. Fesquet (French Chemist and Engineer), translated into English by A. Guetteir. Originally published by Henry Carey Baird (1872 HARDBACK, 293 pages with index). Many of the exotic combinations of metals here may have been reported in this book for the first time ever, and some of the metals had barely been discovered in their pure metallic state at the time this was published. Also note that chapter 10 contains several pages of specific information on the metals used in making cannons and firearms, which is a topic seldom found in antique books, as these were usually guarded secrets. Contains a wealth of details and information beyond what the chapter titles reveal.
 

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Contents

OK VBIIAL OBSERVATIONS ON THE METALS WHICH ARE COMMONLY
13
Bismuth
19
Generalities Tables and Data
25
Fusibility
30
PREPARATION AND COMPOSITION OF ALLOYS
36
Fusion
42
Waste
50
copper and zinc
79
Alloys of the arms of the ancients
186
Bronze for sheathing
197
ALLOYS FOR TYPE ENGRAVING PLATES
203
Analysis of celebrated bell at Rouen
209
Speculum metals of MM Stodart Faraday and Dumas
215
Mr Gaudins recommendations
217
Argentan packfund or packfong of Sheffield
223
Tutenng
227

ALLOYS OP IBON WITH COPPER Zinc TIN AND LEAD
97
CHAPTER II
106
Alloys of antimony and copper
109
Alloys of arsenic and copper
117
Alloys of gold and copper
122
General observations on the alloys of gold
129
Alloys of platinum and bismuth
135
Preamble
143
Cobalt and its alloys
150
Molybdenum and its alloys
162
Rhodium and its alloys
168
Composition of the alloys of various public monuments
172
The standards of various countries
179
Plate pewter
233
Another alloy
239
Imitation of silver
240
ALLOYS FOR MACHINERY ANTIFRICTION METALS
247
Alloy for journals of wagons
249
Fenton alloys
255
Solders for iron 2il
261
Middling hard solder for soldering the ends of brass tubes
262
Alloys for small patterns in foundries
268
Amalgam for varnishing plaster casts
270
Index
283
Electrum 227
287

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