Household Cyclopedia - Metallurgy from 1881

Household Information - Metallurgy

Following are printing and engraving oriented articles from the book published in 1881 called the Household Cyclopedia of General Information.  They offer a fascinating historical perspective of metallurgy in the late 19th century (1881).   These articles should be used for historical research purposes only.


Metallurgy - Includes articles on assaying, casting, methods of steel making and more.

Old fashioned ore assay
The assay of silver
Late nineteenth century metallurgy: separating gold and silver
Old fashioned metallurgy: metal compounds
History of metal casting
Casting brass
Platinum and gold alloy
Metallurgy: foils
How does a battery work?
Silver powder formula
Old fashioned metallurgy: How to plate iron
Metallurgy history: Welding metals
The science of metallurgy: How to convert iron into steel
How to harden steel
Old fashioned preparation of cast steel
How to distinguish steel from iron
Old fashioned methods for making steel

Tests for the precious metals


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