Brick and Clay Record; A Semi-Monthly Record of the World's Progress in Clayworking... Volume 52

Brick and Clay Record; A Semi-Monthly Record of the World's Progress in Clayworking... Volume 52

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1918 edition. Excerpt: ...openings. palpable quartz powder which is produced in special crushing mills. The use of this powder considerably increases the strength of the brick at a high temperature of 1,600 degrees C., and this is one of the most important qualities of fire brick. Again, the proportion of 25 per cent. of the powder gives much better results than 75 per cent., for when too much of it is employed the brick all show small cracks after heating, which will of course become larger under a long heat. The best makeup forvpaste is one-quarter of impalpable quartz powder with grains about one-hundredth of a millimeter, and three-quarters of large quartz grains not above five millimeters in size. "T HIS IS THE LIVELIEST CONVENTION that I have attended this season" was the remark made by several of the mcn who had attended several other state and national conventions and were present at the fortieth annual meeting of the Illinois Clay Manufacturers' Association, which was held at the Beardsley Hotel, Champaign, Ill., on Wednesday and Thursday, March 13 and 14. A count taken at the banquet tables on Thursday revealed the presence of forty-one guests and no doubt many more would have been present had they known of the good things in store for them, at an earlier date. Each of the following organizations, who met in conjunction with the state association, had a good representation: Illinois-Indiana Division of the American Face Brick Association, Illinois Paving Brick Publicity Bureau, Illinois Drain Tile Manufacturers' Association, Indiana Face Brick Club, Indiana Drain Tile Manufacturers' Association, Indiana Brick Club, and the Chicago Section of the American Ceramic Society. The association's aggressive secretary, Professor C. V....show more

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  • Paperback | 476 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 24mm | 844g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236970470
  • 9781236970473