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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. 1873 edition. Excerpt: ... of the other; into these empty cases are introduced lengths of raw match, which should extend about Jin. beyond the ends of the case, this will allow of its being bent so as to lie across the mouth of the case, and in close proximity to the primary match and composition. The white paper left over the end of the first case can be twisted round it, ready for firing, the tail end of this has now to be connected with the mouth of the second by the aid of the cased match J, thus: take one of the tubes and press it into the opened tail end of the first case, tying it round with string on the outside to secure it; this can then be led on to the month of the second case and fastened in the same manner. If, however, a colour case is to be employed, a second case of match will have to be carried from this point to the mouth of the colour, and secured, the next case being finished in exactly the same way. It is a most important point to remember that all the ends of the raw match mnst be in close contact with the priming and composition contained in the cases. If a colour case be desired on these wheels, it will be best to use some of the coloured composition given for pill-box stars. The cases should be of the loz. size, and about 2in. long, made of two or three rounds of bag cap paper, and their ends stopped up with clay. This will fill the cases half-way up, so as to form a firm foundation for their attachment to the wires on the wheels, Jin. of composition or fin. being quite sufficient to last the two brilliant cases out; this should be very lightly driven in the cases, and primed with mealpowder paste, in which is placed a bit of quickmatch. The rule in filling colour cases is never to finish with crimson fire, as the priming always ignites it. If...
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