Boy's Own Paper,  2 (1879–80), 757–58.

Indoor Amusements. Chemical Odds and Ends. How to Make a Shower of Fire

Dr Scoffern


Essay, Instructions

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Chemistry, Light, Instruments, Heat, Metallurgy

    Begins by pointing out that he is bending 'to the pressure of opinion' which claims that 'boy students of chemistry like nothing so well as coloured fires, bangs, and abominable smells'. Proceeds to describe how to make lead tartrate which, when burnt, demonstrates the author's argument that 'in minute chemical division', this compound 'is more combustible than wood'. (757)

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