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Papers on Iron and Steel, Practical and Experimental

Papers on Iron and Steel, Practical and Experimental
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  • Date Published: January 2011
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  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108027014

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  • David Mushet (1772–1847) was a self-taught Scottish metallurgist, who experimented with the making of iron and steel while working as an accountant for a foundry, and soon became an acknowledged authority on the subject. In 1800 he patented a method to make cast steel from wrought iron. His discovery that the previously ignored black-band ironstone could be used without additional coal to economically manufacture iron transformed the Scottish iron industry. Moving to England he was connected with several foundries where he continued his research, patenting a method of making refined iron in the blast furnace. He became a managing director of the British Iron Company, and was involved in collieries, railway and canal companies. Mushet was a pioneer in technical writing, publishing many papers in the Philosophical Magazine. This two-volume collection was published in 1840, and includes analytical data on many coals and their coking properties.

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    • Date Published: January 2011
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108027014
    • length: 1010 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 158 x 52 mm
    • weight: 1.46kg
    • contains: 6 b/w illus.
    • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from TBC
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Practical Papers on the Subject of the Manufacture of Crude or Cast Iron:
    1. Remarks on Mr. Joseph Collier's Observations on Iron and Steel
    2. On the principles of iron and steel
    3. Historical remarks on the manufacture of iron and steel
    4. On the materials used in the manufacture of pig or cast iron
    5. On the component parts of iron-stones, and how these, in the manufacturing, affect the quality of the cast iron
    6. On primary ores of iron
    7. On the use of calcareous stones in the blast-furnace
    8. Description of a blast-furnace, and that part of the blowing-machine attached to it
    10. On the production of cast iron, and the operations of the blast-furnace
    11. On the relative proportions of coals and iron-stones used in the blast-furnace
    12. On the various effects produced by the nature, compression, and velocity of the air used in the blast-furnace
    13. Description of the air and the water vault employed to equalize the discharge of air into the blast-furnace
    14. On the origin and discovery of iron
    15. On the origin of the blast-furnace
    16. On the progress of the manufacture of iron with pit-coal, and a comparison of the value and effects of pit-coal, wood, and peat-char
    Part II. Experimental Papers, Principally Connected with Iron and its Combinations:
    1. On the attempts in France to produce steel by means of the diamond and the decomposition of carbonic acid
    2. Remarks upon several experiments made to prove the conversion of iron into steel by means of the diamond
    3. An examination of C. Clouet's process for making cast steel from bar iron by means of the decomposition of the carbonic acid
    4. On the fusion of malleable iron with various kinds of glass
    being a continuation of the examination of C. Clouet's process of making cast steel
    5. On the different proportions of carbon which constitute the various qualities of crude iron and steel
    6. Experiments on charcoal exposed to high degress of heat in close vessels
    7. Experiments and observations on the manufacture of malleable iron directly from the ore
    8. Experiments to ascertain the affinities of carbon with clay, lime, and silex, separately or as compounds, united with the oxyde of iron, forming iron ores and iron-stones
    9. Experiments on wootz of Indian steel
    10. Experiments on various earths, undertaken with the view of ascertaining whether they are metallic oxydes
    11. Analysis of various kinds of pit-coal
    12. Experiments relative to coals and coke obtained from wood and pit-coal
    13. Result of some experiments on the distillation of various vegetable and animal substances in the dry way
    14. On the affinity existing between oxydes of carbon and iron
    15. On cast iron and steel, with experiments to ascertain whether manganese may be alloyed with iron
    16. On the deoxydation and reduction of iron ores
    17. Facts illustrative of the shrinkage and expansion of cast iron and steel
    18. On the crystallization of cast-iron
    Appendix: Analyses of the coals principally used at the iron works of England and Wales
    Tabular statement of the progress of the manufacture of iron, contrasting the effects of cold and heated air in the blast-furnace

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    David Mushet

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