||Fireworks & Explosives like Granddad used to make |
Fireworks & Explosives like Granddad Used to Make details the methods for making everything from firecrackers to high explosives.
In preparing colored fires for fireworks by means of the usual formulae given in many manuals of pyrotechny, it is often very necessary to know the quickness of burning of colored fires as in some cases as decorations and lances, they must burn slowly; in other cases, as wheels, stars for rockets and Roman candles, they must burn quicker.
This guide is an assemblage of articles including Scientific American 1903, Dick’s Encyclopedia of Formulas & Processes 1872, The Techno-Chemical Receipt Book 1896, and Henley’s Twentieth Century Formulas 1907. One can prepare fireworks and explosives with simple hand tools and such. An amazing resource for anyone who is interested in pyrotechnics.