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Brass and Alloy Founding

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This is a expanded and improved version of the "Brass Founding" (out of print now) booklet we offered. Many of the same illustrations are repeated here, but much new information and many new illustrations are provided. In part 1 you get details on metals and molding, copper-zinc alloys, copper-tin alloys, aluminum alloys nickel alloys, bearing metals (babbitt), brass molding practice, materials for brass molds, molds for brass castings, cleaning non-ferrous castings, polishing and plating, economics of brass foundry, remelting and reclaiming practice and more.

108 pages, 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 (Softcover), Illustrated

Item #: BK735

Part 2 will show you crucible furnaces, open-flame furnaces, electric-arc furnaces, melting practice, brass-foundry crucibles and ladles, and more. You get not only the practical how-to of handling brass, but the details on the furnaces and their design could very well help you in developing a furnace for your own use. This was part of a correspondence course training men to get a job in heavy industry during the great depression. You get industrial details here that just don't pop up anywhere else. You'll be told about oxidizing and reducing atmospheres, melting losses, fluxes and more. You will get a solid introduction into non-ferrous casting, mostly brass. Worth having. Great illustrations. A lot of book for the money.