A Select Collection of Valuable and Curious Arts and Interesting Experiments,

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LoC No. 36024473
Title A Select Collection of Valuable and Curious Arts and Interesting Experiments,
Which are Well Explained and Warranted Genuine and may be Performed Easily, Safely, and at Little Expense.
Contents Water-proof gilding and silvering -- The art of burnish gilding -- Ornamental bronze gilding -- To enamel picture glasses with gold -- To wash iron or steel with gold -- To wash brass or copper with silver -- To give wood a gold, silver, or copper lustre -- To print gold letters on morocco -- To dye silk a brilliant gold colour -- To dye silk a brilliant silver colour -- To silver looking glasses -- To write on paper with gold or silver -- To make good shining black ink -- Blue ink -- Red ink -- Yellow ink -- Green ink -- Purple ink -- To write in various colours with the same pen, ink and paper -- Sympathetic inks for secret correspondence -- Luminous ink that will shine in the dark -- To make a writing appear and disappear at pleasure -- To make a writing vanish and another appear in its place -- To restore old writing that is nearly defaced -- To paint a picture that will appear and disappear -- Landscape painting on walls of rooms -- To paint in figures for carpets or borders -- To paint in imitation of mahogany and maple -- The art of painting on glass -- Best method of polishing steel -- To make letters of blue on polished steel -- To preserve the brightness of polished steel -- To give steel a temper to cut marble -- To wash iron or steel with copper -- To give iron the whiteness of silver -- To wash iron with tin -- To give tin the whiteness and brilliancy of silver -- To crystallize tin -- To make a gold coloured varnish for tin -- To make shellac varnish for japanning -- To make the best copal varnish -- To make a spirit varnish for maps -- To make elastic varnish for umbrellas -- To varnish maps and pictures -- To make brunswick blacking -- To make a print appear on a gold ground -- Best method of tracing or copying a picture -- The construction and use of a copying machine -- To produce the exact likeness of any object instantly -- Copper plate engraving -- Etching on copper plates -- Engraving and scraping in mezzotinto -- Etching in aqua-tinta -- Copper plate printing -- Etching letters and flowers on glass -- To print figures with a smooth stone -- To cut glass with a piece of iron -- Best cement for joining glass -- Best cement for joining china or crockery -- To make a strong water proof glue -- The art of moulding figures in relief -- To cast images in plaster -- To produce embossed letters on marble -- To soften stone -- To change wood, apparently, to stone -- To render wood, cloth or paper, fire proof -- To produce fire readily -- To make super-combustible matches -- To make gun powder -- To make the common fulminating powder -- To make mercurial fulminating powder -- To kindle a fire under water -- To light a candle by application of ice -- To form letters or flowers of real flame -- To produce flame of various colours -- To make sky rockets and fire wheels -- To produce detonating balloons -- To prepare a phial that will give light in the dark -- To make a person's face appear luminous in the dark -- To freeze water in warm weather -- To change the colours of animals -- To give leather a beautiful metallic lustre -- An easy method of extracting the essence of roses -- To prepare various kinds of essences -- To prepare soda water -- To produce metallic trees -- To tin copper by boiling -- A metal that will melt in hot water -- Illustration of calico printing -- To prepare an imitation of gold bronze -- To procure the exhilarating gas -- Construction of the galvanic pile or battery -- Construction of the oxy-hydrogen blow-pipe -- To make a dry phosphorescent powder -- Curious experiment of precipitation -- To make a beautiful soft glass for jewelry -- Composition of various kinds of glass -- Composition of various alloys -- To produce various kinds of gas -- Various chemical tests -- To produce a picture instantly -- A cheap imitation of silver bronze -- To make crayons of various colours -- To make hard sealing wax -- The art of manufacturing paper hangings -- To make elastic blacking for leather -- Sundry experiments.
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Language English
LoC Class T: Technology
Subject Formulas, recipes, etc.
Subject Workshop recipes
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