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The Art of Glass-Blowing - Plain Instruction for the Making of Chemical and Philosophical Instruments Which are Formed of Glass
The flame of a lamp, or candle, condensed and directed by a current of air, is exceedingly useful in a great number of arts. The instrument which is employed to modify flame is the Blowpipe. This is an indispensable agent for jewellers, watch-makers, enamellers, glass-blowers, natural philosophers, chemists, mineralogists, and, indeed, for all persons who are occupied with the sciences, or their application to the arts. Its employment offers immense advantages in a multitude of circumstances; and the best method of making use of so powerful an agent ought to be well known to every person who is likely to be called upon to adopt it. Students, especially those who desire to exercise themselves in chemical manipulation, must feel the want of a simple and economical process, by means of which they could give to glass tubes, of which they make great use, the various forms that are necessary for particular operations. How much reason have they to complain of the high price of the instruments of which they make continual use! The studies of a great number are shackled from want of opportunity to exercise themselves in vi manipulation; and many, not daring to be at the expense of a machine of which they doubt their ability to make an advantageous use, figure to themselves the employment of the glass-blowers apparatus as being beset with difficulties, and so rest without having even an idea of the numberless instruments which can be made by its means. Many persons would very willingly occupy their leisure time in practising the charming art of working glass and enamels with the blowpipe; but the anticipated expense of the apparatus, and the difficulties which they imagine to foresee in the execution of work of this kind, always repels them. ......Buy Now (To Read More)
Ebook Number: 55266
Author: Danger, T.-P.
Release Date: Aug 4, 2017
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