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Sparklers

CAUTION: Barium chlorate is capable of spontaneous decomposition, and compositions containing it should be handled with extreme caution. Beginners are encouraged to avoid such compositions.
 
Visser  Visser  Visser  Visser  Visser  Visser  Visser 
Potassium nitrate  64 44
Potassium perchlorate  40 60 50
Barium chlorate 37
Strontium nitrate 86
Sulfur 14 12
Charcoal, air float 14 25
Titanium, fine flake 40
Aluminum, fine flake 10 30 56 35 19
Iron powder
Nitroguanidine
Propyl guar 2
Shellac 7 14
Dextrin 18 +5 10 15 +5
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Thermite compositions

CAUTION: Red thermit is very sensitive to friction and flame. While it is not a highly energetic composition, it burns extremely hot and severe burns can result from improper handling.

DANGER: Thermit mixtures can burn with temperatures exceeding 3000oC. If water contacts a thermit fire, a steam explosion will result. Thermit fires generate temendous amounts of ulvtraviolet light which may cause severe eye damage.
 
Shimizu  Shimizu unknown  Haarmann  Haarmann  Haarmann  Harrmann  Haarmann 
name  Red thermit I  Red thermit II  Thermit  Therm-8 Therm 8-2 Therm 64-c  Barytes 
Thermite 
Calcium sulfate thermit
Barium nitrate 15 19.5 29
Lead tetraoxide  80 70
Calcium sulfate  57.8
Barium sulfate 2
Red iron oxide 75
Black iron oxide  61 55.2 44 59.2
Sulfur 0.9 0.3 2 1
Silicon 30 
Ferrosilicon  20
Aluminum 25 22.8 25 25 25.3 40.9
Castor oil 0.3 0.3
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Fuse compositions
 
Lancaster  Lancaster  Earl  Earl  Shimizu  Shimizu 
name  White fire 
(spolette fuse) 
Fast fuse  Common fuse  Sump fuse  Dark fuse I  Dark fuse II 
Potassium nitrate  25 20 73 77 36 56
Meal powder 65 75
Charcoal 15.5 13.5 10 10
Sulfur 10 5 11.5 9.5 9 34
Realgar 45
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Friction ignition mixtures

DANGER: Friction ignition mixtures are sensitive to mechanical action. Ignition will result if the two compositions are rubbed against each other.
 
Weingart Weingart Clark Clark
Scratch igniter 
part I 
Scratch igniter 
part II 
Scratch igniter 
part I 
Scratch igniter 
part II 
Potassium chlorate  67 50
Manganese dioxide  38
Antimony trisulfide 22 30
Red phosphorus 48 50
Glue 11 14
Sand 28
Dextrin 20 22
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