THE PYROTECHNIST'S TREASURY;
ART OF MAKING FIREWORKS.
PRINTED BY J. OGDEN AND CO.,
172, ST. JOHN STREET, E.C.
To Make a
Procure a straight piece
of brass tube, 6⁄8
of an inch external diameter, and 161⁄2
inches long. Saw or file off a piece, 11⁄2
inch long, fig. 1. This is for the star former, and is
drawn of the correct size.
In the other piece, of 15
inches, fix a handle, as shown, in diminutive, in fig.
7. This is for the case former. It should be filed
smooth at the end.
Take another piece of
brass tube 41⁄2/8
of an inch external diameter, and about 161⁄2
inches long. In this also fix a handle, or fix it into a
handle, fig. 4. Invert it, and set it upright in a
flower-pot, filled with sand or loose mould. Melt some
lead in a ladle, and pour it slowly into the tube,
leaving room for the air to escape up the side, till it
is full. If the lead is poured in rapidly, the confined
air, expanding, jerks the metal[Pg
2] up, and
may cause serious injury. A pound or more of lead will
be required. When cold, drive the end of the lead in
with a hammer, and file it smooth. This is for a rammer.
piece of deal, fig. 6, about 12 inches long, 6 broad,
thick; and, on the top, screw a handle, like one on a
copper-lid, or black-lead brush. This is for