Black Powder Manufacturing Methods & Techniques
By Ian von Maltitz
Fireworks maker Ian von Maltitz'' down-to-earth, practical new book shows you how to make good, fast-burning black powder for use in fireworks that can equal or exceed the effectiveness of commercial black powders. Von Maltitz is a fireworks maker. The book contains chapters on safety, chemicals and black powder ingredients, making slow powder, making fast powder, milling powder, the CIA method, different versions of black powder, inexpensive black powder, alternative methods for manufacturing black powder, and testing your powder. Also included are appendices covering the Goex plant in Moosic, Pennsylvania. Commercial specifications for black powders; recommended lift charges for shells; historical manufacture in England, France, and the US. 160 pages. Published in 1997. 8-1/2 x 11, perfect bound, illustrated. Shipping weight 2 lbs.