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Started by angelico on Aug 27, 2020 4:58:51 PM
Flowers of sulphur, saltpetre, powdered charcoal

Chemistry sets of your youth.

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angelico - 27 Aug 2020 16:59:23 (#1 of 54)

Pneumatic troughs, beehive stands, gas jars.

angelico - 27 Aug 2020 16:59:49 (#2 of 54)

Condensers by Liebig.

angelico - 27 Aug 2020 17:00:53 (#3 of 54)

Permanganate of potash. Spirits of salt.

cozzer - 27 Aug 2020 17:01:04 (#4 of 54)

Jumpers for goalposts.

tasselhoff - 27 Aug 2020 17:01:33 (#5 of 54)

My mum threw out my rocket making equipment after a fine dust of charcoal was found covering the kitchen.

It's a good job she never got hold of the concentrated nitric and hydrochloric acid for a different project.

angelico - 27 Aug 2020 17:02:12 (#6 of 54)

Conical flasks in Pyrex. Merit. Lotts.

angelico - 27 Aug 2020 17:03:32 (#7 of 54)

Scanning the shelves in the chemists for oxygenating agents.

angelico - 27 Aug 2020 17:07:11 (#8 of 54)

Bunsen burners with fishtail flames for bending glass tubing.

Red rubber bungs. Hole borers.

Spills to blow out and plunge into gas jars of O2

Verdigris - 27 Aug 2020 17:08:27 (#9 of 54)

Sodium chlorate and flowers of sulphur - hardware shop.

Sugar - grocers.

Footbridge - severe damage.

angelico - 27 Aug 2020 17:10:43 (#10 of 54)

Copper.

It was you. Fair cop, guv. Smack! On yer bike. Gertcha.

angelico - 27 Aug 2020 17:13:16 (#11 of 54)

Mom! Where do we keep the calcium carbide?

angelico - 27 Aug 2020 17:13:54 (#12 of 54)

Well, how am I going to make an acetylene torch then?

AdonisBlue - 27 Aug 2020 17:14:11 (#13 of 54)

Copper sulphate crystals, dad used to bring them home from his job at ICI in buckets and I grew a giant crystal.

Verdigris - 27 Aug 2020 17:23:25 (#14 of 54)

Copper.



Indeed, the casing was 1" copper tubing. Jetex fuse with homemade slow fuse.

AdonisBlue - 27 Aug 2020 17:25:53 (#15 of 54)

Ah anarchists cookbook downloaded over a week on early internet for goalposts.

Verdigris - 27 Aug 2020 17:28:05 (#16 of 54)

Interwebz wasn't even a gleam in Berners-Lee's eye. We used books in the public library.

tasselhoff - 27 Aug 2020 17:30:24 (#17 of 54)

It was all explained in my 1975 Encyclopedia Britannica. Even the shaped charges.

Verdigris - 27 Aug 2020 17:35:35 (#18 of 54)

Town-gas filled dry cleaning bags. First frog in orbit. (well, too high to see)

angelico - 27 Aug 2020 17:50:50 (#19 of 54)

“From where did you get the phosphorus?”

“From where did you get the phosphorus?”

“From where did you get the phosphorus?”

“From where did you get the phosphorus?”

doctor in a and e

Delighted_User - 27 Aug 2020 19:03:15 (#20 of 54)

Was he deaf?

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