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Fountains, Gerbs, Rains 

This page contains 33 formulas in 9 tables.


Gold fountains I
 
Lancaster  Lancaster  Lancaster  Lancaster  Lancaster  Lancaster 
Potassium nitrate  72 44 66 46 45 40
Meal powder 9 17 15 16
Charcoal, 150 mesh  8 7 9 8
Charcoal, 40-100 mesh  16 20 17
Charcoal, 28 mesh 4 17
Lampblack 12
Sulfur 8 9 3 6 8
Iron, 20 mesh 30 7 8 24
Aluminum, flitter, 10-30 mesh 5 4
consolidation  rammed rammed  pressed, funnel and wire pressed, funnel and wire pressed, funnel and wire  rammed
choke clay, crimped  clay, crimped  none cardboard washer  cardboard washer clay, crimped 
comments Use in tube with 18 to 75 mm I.D. Use in tube with 18 to 75 mm I.D. Use in tube with 12 to 24 mm I.D., 5 to 15 cm long Use in tube with 12 to 24 mm I.D., 5 to 15 cm long Use in tube with 12 to 24 mm I.D., 5 to 15 cm long Use in tube with 18 to 75 mm I.D.
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Gold fountains II
 
Perigrin  Perigrin  Perigrin  Perigrin  Perigrin 
name  Basic meal  Iron #1  Iron #2  Iron #3 Yellow
Potassium nitrate  8 24 2 2
Meal powder 2 6 4 40
Sulfur 3 4 1
Charcoal 4 1 1
Antimony trisulfide  8
Iron, 60 mesh 10 1 2
Sodium oxalate 6
consolidation rammed rammed rammed rammed rammed
choke clay clay clay clay clay
comments can be unchoked  can be unchoked  can be unchoked  can be unchoked  can be unchoked 
Thanks to Eli Yoram for pointing out an error in Perigrin Iron #3.
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Silver fountains
 
Lancaster  Lancaster  Lancaster  Lancaster  Blankley 
Potassium nitrate  44 7 5 22 66
Barium nitrate 45 45
Meal powder 9 72 5
Sulfur 9 11 8
Charcoal, 40-100 mesh 7
Charcoal, 150 mesh  8
Charcoal, air float 13
Iron, 20 mesh
Titanium, 20-40 mesh 30 11 13
Aluminum, dark pyro  7 15 11
Aluminum, 80-120 mesh  7 15
Aluminum, flitter, 10-30 mesh 15
consolidation rammed rammed pressed rammed, pressed  pressed
choke clay, crimped  clay clay none  clay
comments Use in tube with 18 to 75 mm I.D. Use strong tube (very high temperature mix) Use in tube 12 to 24 mm I.D., 5 to 15 cm long
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Flower pot
 
Lancaster 
Potassium nitrate  53
Meal powder 7
Sulfur 23
Orpiment 7
Lampblack 10
consolidation funnel and wire 
choke clay 
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Cone fountains
 
Lancaster  Lancaster  Lancaster  Lancaster  Shimizu  Shimizu 
Potassium perchlorate 63
Ammonium perchlorate  70
Potassium nitrate 54 52 55
Meal powder  60
Sulfur 9 10 9
Hemp charcoal 13
Charcoal, 40-100 mesh  24 13 13
Charcoal, 28 mesh 5
Iron, 60 mesh 24 20 23
Titanium, 20-40 mesh 16
Aluminum, bright 18
Aluminum, flitter, 30-80 mesh  10
Magnalium, -200 mesh 30
Shellac, 60 mesh 9
consolidation hand pressed  hand pressed  hand pressed  hand pressed  hand pressed  hand pressed 
choke cone taper cone taper cone taper cone taper cone taper  cone taper 
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Set piece gerbs
 
Lancaster  Lancaster  Lancaster 
Potassium nitrate  8
Meal powder 84 73 64
Sulfur 8
Charcoal, 150 mesh  16
Iron, 60 mesh 27 20
choke pulled-in, half diameter  pulled-in, half diameter  pulled-in, half diameter 
consolidation rammed rammed rammed
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Glitter gerbs
 
Lancaster 
Meal powder  68
Antimony trisulfide  14
Sodium oxalate 11
Aluminum, bright 7
Boric acid +1
consolidation pressed
choke none
comments Other glitter star formulas 
may work as well 
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Rains
 
Lancaster  Lancaster  Lancaster 
Meal powder  75 75 80
Charcoal, 40-100 mesh  25 23 5
Aluminum, dark pyro  5
Aluminum, bright 1 5
Aluminum, 80-120 mesh  1 5
consolidation funnel and wire funnel and wire funnel and wire
choke none none none
comments Use in tube with 6 to 9 mm I.D., 7.5 to 12.5 cm long  Use in tube with 6 to 9 mm I.D., 7.5 to 12.5 cm long  Use in tube with 6 to 9 mm I.D., 7.5 to 12.5 cm long 
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Flying squibs
 
Lancaster  Lancaster  Lancaster 
Potassium nitrate  8 5
Barium nitrate  60
Meal powder  64 91
Sulfur 4
Charcoal, 150 mesh  24 6
Aluminum, dark pyro  25
Aluminum, bright 3
Aluminum, flitter, 30-80 mesh  10
consolidation rammed rammed pressed
choke crimped crimped crimped
comments Use in tube with 8 mm I.D.  Use in tube with 8 mm I.D.  Requires priming composition; use in tube with 8 mm I.D. 
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Last updated April 22, 1998.
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