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xvi, -278 pages [as in other copies consulted]. An uncommon work; translation of Hoffer's 1880 Kautschuk und Guttapercha. "The great and growing importance and magnitude of the Industries of Caoutchouc and Gutta Percha, especially in this country [USA}, and the almost entire absence of any literature on the subject in the English language...[ prompted this publication] .... It "will be found to be a valuable and creditable addition to American Technical Literature, as well as a useful handbook for those who are engaged in the importation, sale, and purchase of the raw materials, and the manufacture of all classes of goods from these materials, and the utilization of the waste products" [from the Publisher's preface]. Contents: Introduction / Where Caoutchouc is found, and how it is gained / Commercial caoutchouc / Properties of caoutchouc / Mode of working crude caoutchouc / Preparation of Vulcanized caoutchouc or vulcanite / Vulcanizing with pure sulpher / Vulcanizing with the assistance of chloride of sulpher / Use of sulpho-metals for vulcanizing / Preparation of hard rubber / Preparation of artificial ivory, ebonite, eburite, or "ivoire artificiel" / Caoutchouc compositions / Caoutchouc lacquers / Gutta percha / Properties of gutta percha / Cleaning of crude gutta percha / Vulcanization of gutta percha / Bleaching of gutta percha / Gutta percha composition / Manner of working caoutchouc and gutta percha / Manufacturing of caoutchouc and gutta percha / Mode of preparing caoutchouc and gutta percha threads / Fabrication of caoutchouc and gutta percha hose or tubing / Fabrication of Caoutchouc sponges / Fabrication of rubber shoes / Fabrication of waterproof tissues with caoutchouc / Manufacturing of water-proof tissues by means of caoutchouc compositions / Fabrication of elastic webbings / Waste and its utilization / Adulteration of caoutchouc and gutta percha / Appendix. Spine sunned and rubbed at head and foot. A few spots of soiling to interior but generally clean, with title page toned. Original endpapers present, unmarked. Binding sturdy and hinges sound.
Title: A Practical Treatise on Caoutchouc and Gutta Percha : Comprising the properties of the raw materials and the manner of mixing and working them; With the fabrication of vulcanized and hard rubbers, caoutchouc and gutta percha compositions,...
Publisher: Philadelphia and London, Henry Carey Baird & Co. / Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington: 1883
Book Condition: Good
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