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#1 sora

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 08:12 PM

The following three books got sold about an hour ago in ebay. The red colored Dave Blesser book aside, can anybody provide information on the other two books? If somebody from APC won the auction can he or she let us know about the contents of these books?

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#2 OldMarine

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 11:39 AM

They all were published by American Fireworks News by the looks of the binding.
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Posted 11 August 2018 - 01:07 PM

The "Pyrotechnic Formulary" book might be Donald Haarman's book.  This is the cover I'm used to seeing though https://www.skylight...ic-formulations I have no idea on the other unfortunately.
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Posted 11 August 2018 - 05:25 PM

Thanks, OldMarine and Mumbles. Is it worthwhile to buy  Donald Haarman's book? AFN  seems to have another edition of the book with some redundancies removed:

http://www.fireworks...em/WIZFormulary


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Posted 11 August 2018 - 05:42 PM

I have it and really enjoy it. You have to know quite a bit already to use it since some of the formulae aren't very safe or require exotic ingredients but overall it's a good book.
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Posted 12 August 2018 - 01:10 AM

The available formulae listings are all either short and incomplete, or full and contain exotic ingredients or include historic compounds using chems of restricted compatibilities or all of the above!

 

Chlorate stars were essential once but had hazards, lots of formulae exist with chlorate and sulphur which have now been superceeded. You need to read old books with some wisdom before working from them.

 

The worst thing about formulation books is that they often miss some essential features such as particle size and mixing method.


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Posted 12 August 2018 - 10:25 AM

Thanks Oldmarine and Arthur



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Posted 12 August 2018 - 09:22 PM

I'll tell you when they arrive ;)
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Posted 12 August 2018 - 10:19 PM

Congratulations Maserface for winning these three books  and the other set of two. I got outbid for this set, however, managed to win the 13 issues of PGI bulletins.



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Posted 13 August 2018 - 08:27 AM

Congrats!  :) I have a few PGI bulletins, they are good reading. 







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