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THE PYROTECHNIST'S TREASURY;

OR,

COMPLETE ART OF MAKING FIREWORKS.

BY

THOMAS KENTISH.

LONDON:
PRINTED BY J. OGDEN AND CO.,
172, ST. JOHN STREET, E.C.

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To Make a 58 Roman Candle.

Procure a straight piece of brass tube, 68 of an inch external diameter, and 1612 inches long. Saw or file off a piece, 112 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 412/8 or 916 of an inch external diameter, and about 1612 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.

Take a piece of deal, fig. 6, about 12 inches long, 6 broad, and 34 thick; and, on the top, screw a handle, like one on a copper-lid, or black-lead brush. This is for a....................
 

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