A Handbook of Laboratory Glass-Blowing with Numerous Diagrams in the Text

A Handbook of Laboratory Glass-Blowing with Numerous Diagrams in the Text
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"To cover the whole field of glass-blowing in a small handbook would be impossible. To attempt even a complete outline of the methods used in making commercial apparatus would involve more than could be undertaken without omitting the essential details of manipulation that a novice needs."

Originally published in the 1920s, this classic glass-blowing handbook is confined to the work as will find practical application in the laboratory and it will prove of value to those whose interests lie therein.

Please note: This is an e-Facsimile reprint of the original book rather than an unillustrated e-Text version.

Contents Covered:

  • Preface
  • Chapter 1: Introduction and Preliminary Remarks -- General Principles to Be Observed in Glass Working -- Choice of Apparatus -- Tools and Appliances -- Glass
  • Chapter 2: Easy Examples of Laboratory Glass-Blowing -- Cutting and Sealing Tubes for Various Purposes; Test-Tubes, Pressure-Tubes, Tubes for High Temperature Experiments -- Thermometer-Bulbs, Bulbs of Special Glass, Pipettes, Absorption-Bulbs or Washing Bulbs -- Joining Tubes; Branches, Exhaustion-Branches, Branches of Dissimilar Glass -- Blowing Bulbs; A Thistle Funnel; Cracking and Breaking Glass; Leading and Direction Of Cracks -- Use of Glass Rod or Strips of Window-Glass; Joining Rod, Feet and Supports -- Gripping Devices for Use in Corrosive Solutions -- The Building Up of Special forms from Solid Glass
  • Chapter 3: Internal Seals, Air-Traps, Spray Arresters, Filter-Pumps -- Sprays, Condensers; Plain, Double Surface, and Spherical -- Soxhlet Tubes and Fat Extraction Apparatus -- Vacuum Tubes, Electrode Work, Enclosed Thermometers, Alarm Thermometers, Recording Thermometers, "Spinning" Glass
  • Chapter 4: Glass, Its Composition and Characteristics -- Annealing -- Drilling, Grinding, and Shaping Glass by Methods Other Than Fusion -- Stop-Cocks -- Marking Glass -- Calibration and Graduation of Apparatus -- Thermometers -- Exhaustion of Apparatus -- Joining Glass and Metal -- Silvering Glass
  • Chapter 5: Extemporized Glass-Blowing Apparatus -- The Use of Oil or Other Fuels -- Making Small Rods and Tubes from Glass Scraps -- The Examination of Manufactured Apparatus with a View to Discovering the Methods Used in Manufacture -- Summary of Conditions Necessary for Successful Glass-Glowing
  • Index
Format: PDF Digital Reprint, e-Facsimile
No. of Pages: 113
Page Size: B5 (176mm × 250mm)
Download Size: 4.5 MB
Product Code AH9REX485
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