A Treatise on Gunpowder

A Treatise on Gunpowder

A Treatise on Gunpowder
Author: Frederick Drayson
Publisher: Royal Gunpowder Mills
© 2013 Royal Gunpowder Mills
ISBN: 9781492383871
Softcover: 8.5"x11", 122 pages, 37 illustrations

 

This book has been transcribed from the original 1830 handwritten manuscript by the Friends of the Royal Gunpowder Mills, Waltham Abbey. It includes facsimilie reproductions of the 37 building and equipment plans drawn by the author for the manuscript. It contains information pertaining to the industrial archaeology and historical significance of the Royal Gunpowder Mills. It is the 1st volume in the Royal Gunpowder Mills Historical Reprint Series.  For more information about the Archive, visit: http://www.royalgunpowdermills.com/history-heritage/archive/ 

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A Treatise on Gunpowder

Containing an exact description of every building and utensil and of every process followed in refining nitre and sulphur, charring wood, manufacturing them into gunpowder, regenerating damaged gunpowder and extracting saltpetre from unserviceable gunpowder at the Royal Gunpowder Manufactories with a plan, geometrical section and Perspective views of the interior of each building and a Drawing of the utensils used therein; also containing observations and remarks upon each building and proofs showing when and what improvements may be made in the same and a Report upon the Royal Gunpowder Manufactory of Waltham Abbey with plans for its repair, extension and improvement.

by Frederick Drayson, written for the Honorable Board of Ordnance by their authority dated 13th August 1830

An Archive Project of the Royal Gunpowder Mills, Waltham Abbey

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