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A Geological Reconnoissace of the State of Tennessee, First Biennial Report to the General Assembly of Tennessee

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1856 Excerpt: ...too, for its sonorousness, comparing with the best bronze in this respect, and "having a quality of tone not hitherto observed in any metal in the pure state." It is highly electro-negative, and promises to be of great service as an element in galvanic batteries. 155. These properties are sufficient to make this curious metal very useful. It has already been applied to several purposes in the arts, and will, no doubt, be much more extensively applied, if chemists succeed in reducing sufficiently the cost of its production, which they appear to be in a fair way to do. Its manufacture "is encouraged by the French government, who wish to procure a large quantity of this metal, in order to use it for cuirasses, (breast-plates, ) and other purposes, for which it is especially fitted by its tenacity and lightness." It is also proposed to use it in the construction of delicate balances. "Hard aluminum acquires, by annealing, an inflexibility, which," together with its lightness, "would make it of great use in the suspension of all kinds of scales for assays or analyses." It is stated to have been employed in making watch-wheels, and to answer the purpose well. When properly alloyed with iron, it forms a very hard steel, whicb has received high commendation from many French manufacturers. It appears also to have the property of preventing the rusting of iron, when combined with it in certain proportions. 156. The History and Cost of its Production.--Although called a "new metal," it is not so strictly; it is only its solid compact form that is new. Aluminum has been long known in a state of fine gray metallic powder, and, as such, is described in all chemical works, unless published very recently. In this condition i... Hide synopsis

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