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Title: Natural history – Mineralogy – Manufacture of powder
Original Title: Histoire naturelle – Minéralogie – Fabrique des Poudres
Volume and Page: Plates vol. 6 (1768)
Author: Unknown
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Citation (MLA): "Natural history – Mineralogy – Manufacture of powder." The Encyclopedia of Diderot & d'Alembert Collaborative Translation Project. Ann Arbor: Michigan Publishing, University of Michigan Library, 2010. Web. [fill in today's date in the form 18 Apr. 2009 and remove square brackets]. <http://hdl.handle.net/2027/spo.did2222.0001.549>. Trans. of "Histoire naturelle – Minéralogie – Fabrique des Poudres," Encyclopédie ou Dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers, vol. 6 (plates). Paris, 1768.
Citation (Chicago): "Natural history – Mineralogy – Manufacture of powder." The Encyclopedia of Diderot & d'Alembert Collaborative Translation Project. Ann Arbor: Michigan Publishing, University of Michigan Library, 2010. http://hdl.handle.net/2027/spo.did2222.0001.549 (accessed [fill in today's date in the form April 18, 2009 and remove square brackets]). Originally published as "Histoire naturelle – Minéralogie – Fabrique des Poudres," Encyclopédie ou Dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers, vol. 6 (plates) (Paris, 1768).

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Manufacture of Powder, Containing Nineteen Plates, Including Seven Double Ones.

Plate I: Mineralogy, Manufacturing of Gun Powder. Plan of the Stamping Mill


Plate II: Mineralogy, Manufacturing of Gun Powder. Elevation of the Stamping Mill


Plate III: Mineralogy, Manufacturing of Gun Powder. Side View of the Stamping Mill


Plate IV: Mineralogy, Manufacturing of Gun Powder. Perspective View of the Interior of the Stamping Mill


Plate V: Mineralogy, Manufacturing of Gun Powder. Development of Some Parts of the Stamping Mill


Plate VI: Mineralogy, Manufacturing of Gun Powder. Plan of the Mill with Grinding Stones


Plate VII: Mineralogy, Manufacturing of Gun Powder. Longitudinal Elevation of the Mill with Grinding Stones


Plate VIII: Mineralogy, Manufacturing of Gun Powder. Transversal Elevation of the Mill with Grinding Stones


Plate IX: Mineralogy, Manufacturing of Gun Powder. Perspective View of the Interior of the Mill with Grinding Stones


Plate X: Mineralogy, Manufacturing of Gun Powder. Development of the Rakes of the Mill with Grinding Stones


Plate XI: Mineralogy, Manufacturing of Gun Powder. The Operation of Granulating Gun Powder and Plan of One Quarter of a Corning Sieve


Plate XII: Mineralogy, Manufacturing of Gun Powder. Development of the Corning Sieve, Etc.


Plate XIII: Mineralogy, Manufacturing of Gun Powder. Profile View of the Drying Shed and Development of the Dryer


Plate XIV: Mineralogy, Manufacturing of Gun Powder. Drying Shed and Dryers


Plate XV: Mineralogy, Manufacturing of Gun Powder. Plan of the Smoothing Room


Plate XVI: Mineralogy, Manufacturing of Gun Powder. Elevation of the Smoothing Room and Side View of the Mill Race of the Wheel


Plate XVII: Mineralogy, Manufacturing of Gun Powder. Elevation and Development of the Smoothing Room


Plate XVIII: Mineralogy, Manufacturing of Gun Powder. Machine to Granulate Gun Powder


Plate XIX: Mineralogy, Manufacturing of Gun Powder. Testing Mortar and Testers, Etc.