The Clay Worker Volume 31-32

The Clay Worker Volume 31-32

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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. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ... satisfaction before payment can be exacted. If you have not reputation deserving of such a provision the seller had better let you alone. and. if you are fair and the seller will not trust you to that extent, you had better get along without him. It is diflicult for one with long experience with dryers to write at any length on this subject without allowing his prejudices for or against any particular system to appear. I am interested in no dryers except those in use by the different companies I in part represent. On these there are no patents. There are at least a dozen different kinds of brick dryers in use, all of which are more or less successful. and none of which are entirely applicable to all kinds of material or all the different processes of manufacture. Many clays that. dried in the open air. will burn a beautiful red color. whitewash badly if dried artificially, although their quality otherwise may be uninjured. In conclusion. let me say that in no branch of brickmaking can the caution cure be more advantageously administered than that of artificial drying. The first cost of the dryer, the manner of building it and the practical results may be satisfactory. but the cost be so excessive as to ruin the brickmaker. The dryer may be so built as to dry economically but at the same time spoil the ware in drying. Economy and results in drying may be secured but methods of construction so faulty as to invite destruction by fire. The dlfilculty in advising new beginners lies in the ignorance of the advisor of the different conditions existing. So far as my experience goes, brickmakers are willing to impart information, and one of the primary objects of these associations is to enable our members to exchange views. YVe have all made...show more

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  • Paperback | 542 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 28mm | 957g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236846982
  • 9781236846983