Grand Feu Ceramics; A Practical Treatise on the Making of Fine Porcelain and Gres

Grand Feu Ceramics; A Practical Treatise on the Making of Fine Porcelain and Gres

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...20 Grog of pulverized saggers 80 This coulis is sold by Mr. Ducouroy, Ivry-Port, Seine. The damper is placed so that it can be reached by hand, being about 3 feet from the ground. The most regular of the Sevres kilns, an elevation of which I give (fig. 51), in order to emphasize the simplicity of mine, is built of J.B., has three fire mouths H, three chimneys R, constructed in the walls of the kiln; their three rectangle openings are in A and they join each other in the baking chamber through the openings B. Each chimney has a special damper C acting directly on each fire mouth. Here the small wall D is circular. The baking chamber E ends in a vault pierced with many square holes F, through which the flame enters the central circular chimney G. In vertical kilns the pressure of the gases of combustion against the inside walls of the kiln is such as to make it necessary to use strong iron bracing, to enclose and strengthen the outside masonry of the kiln and prevent its bursting. Besides, in order to protect the construction against injuries by humidity, a small vaulted room has been built under the kiln in V. The cost of this Sevres kiln is about $1,600, but its construction is of the best in regard to accuracy, solidity and even elegance. In opposition to this, I can give the details of the cost of my kiln, the figures of course applying to material bought in Paris: Construction Fr. 984,85 Material "425,30 Iron braces "458,65 Fr. 1,868,80 or in round figures $400. Each firing consumes from 5 to 6 steres (cubic metres) of wood, equivalent to to cords, or on the average l cord, the cost of which in Paris is about $24. The expense for labor, various materials, etc., being on an average $40, brings the total cost of one firing to...show more

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  • Paperback | 46 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 100g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
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  • 1236535219
  • 9781236535214