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Troilius, Magnus.
Notes on the Chemistry of Iron for professional men, students, iron and steel merchants, and all interested in iron.

New York John Wiley & Sons: 1889. 3rd edition, revised and enlarged.

Magnus Troilius, a Swedish engineer, was one of many foreigners introduced to American industry by the famous engineer and metallurgist Alexander L. Holley, who had constructed the first successful Bessemer steel plant in the United States in 1865. Troilius worked at the Midvale Steel Company, and published the first edition of this book in 1885. It is a comprehensive guide book, describing and explaining all the processes involved in assaying and analyzing iron ores, gas analysis, and electrolysis. It also contains a very interesting appendix which lists every single item needed to set up a laboratory for steel analysis.

Hardcover. 6"x9.25", ix + 143 pages, 9 line illustrations in the text publisher's blue cloth with gilt titles light wear, half-title neatly removed, but a nice, bright copy.

Inventory #: 9483
Price: $ 100.00      



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