2 Of Water - Salt flux - reflux of the SeaOf Water - Salt flux - reflux of the Sea1 Of MinerallsOf the Flux - reflux of the seaThe Newton Project Knowledge Graph2020-10-08Journal1 Of Mineralls2 Of Water - Salt flux - reflux of the SeaWhy doth quicksilver sinke so readily into mettalls & into nothing else. Foure ounces of copper, & one ounce of Tinglasse melted together compose a body coloured like Gold. Brasse is Compounded of Copper & lapis Calaminariæ or fire-stones for ☉ {locks}, melted together Pewter of tin & brasse. Bell mettall of Tin one ounce & 3 ounces of Copp{er} Mettall for reflections may bee thus made: Melt throughly 3 pounds of Copper then take 4 ounces of white Arsnick 6 ounces of Tartar & 3 ounces of Saltpeeter finely poudered together & put them into the melted copper & stirr them well together with a rodd of iron until they have done smoaking (but beware of the pernicious fume for the Arsnick is poyson) Then after a little blowing the fire to make it as hot as before put in 6 ounces of Tin-gla{ss} 2 ounces of Regulus of Antimony & after another blast or two put in a pound of Tin & stirr it a very little & immediately cast it The Tinglasse makes the mettall tough, & the Antimony makes it fine & of a steele colour two much of will make it bleaw. The Saltpeeter opens the poores of the mettall to let the filth evaporate & the Tartar helpeth to carry it away. If this mettall must bee cast smo{oth} line the sand mold with the smoake of a linke. Continue reading… Index 1 Of Mineralls Continue reading…