THE original edition of this book was in Russian, and the authors, one of whom, D. Djakonow, is now dead, were demonstrators in chemistry at St. Petersburg University. The instruments and methods employed by glass-blowers are set forth in detail, together with descriptions of the kinds of glass best suited for different work. A very full and practical account is given of the construction, graduation, and calibration of thermometers; but to carry out these operations thoroughly, some experience is required. Work more suitable for the 'prentice hand fills the greater part of the book. Every operation in glass-blowing and manipulation likely to be needed in physical and chemical laboratories, appears to be described; while the diagrams illustrating the stages in the construction of the different pieces of apparatus, will greatly assist in training students to become skilled workers.
Die Bearbeitung des Glases auf dem Blasetische.
Von D. Djakonow W. Lermantoff. Pp. 154. (Berlin: R. Friedländer and Sohn, 1895.)
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Die Bearbeitung des Glases auf dem Blasetische. Nature 51, 580 (1895). https://doi.org/10.1038/051580b0