Lead: The Precious Metal

By: Orlando Clinton Harn

Price: $95.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Fair


B000859ZTE xviii, 323 pages. Index. Many nostalgic black and white plates. "The object of this book is to gather together the known facts about lead and present them with a commingling of practical information and romantic sidelights to capture and hold those good folk who like facts well enough but prefer them to be not too dreary and long-faced." - Introduction. The twenty-three chapters include: Mining and Smelting, Characteristics, In Paint, In Building Construction; Babbitts and Solders; The Printer's Metal; In the Chemical Industries, Lead in Ammunition, In Musical Instruments, A Drier of Oils, Lead in Glass, Pottery and Enamels, Lead in Rubber, Lead from Radium, and more. Bit of writing atop front free endpaper otherwise unmarked. Light foxing. Average external wear and soiling. Binding intact. One-inch opening in cloth between top of front board and backstrip. A worthy vintage copy of this fascinating vintage reference. An interesting gift idea for anyone involved in lead-related mining or manufacturing.

Title: Lead: The Precious Metal

Author Name: Orlando Clinton Harn

Categories: Science & Technology, Engineering,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: London, The Century co: 1924

ISBN Number: B000859ZTE

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fair

Seller ID: 621H3291

Keywords: Lead Mineral Reference Mining and Smelting, Characteristics, In Paint, In Building Construction; Babbitts and Solders; The Printer's Metal; In the Chemical Industries, Lead in Ammunition, In Musical Instruments, A Drier of Oils, Lead in Glass, Pottery and Enamels, Lead in Rubber, Lead from Radium,