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A Practical Treatise
By A. A. HOUGHTON
“ Practical Use of Concrete,” Etc.
132 Nassau Street
by The Norman W. Henley PUBLISHING Co.
NOTE_The text of this book being entirely original and the illustra tions contained therein having been specially made by the publishers for this book, it will be considered an infringement if either is made use of without permission.
14121 OCT 1 5 1910 SDKC · H81
It is not the purpose of the writer to make this a book filled with technical explanations, that cannot be grasped by the average reader, but to give in the plainest language a complete and comprehensive explanation of the process of molding every class of concrete work or “cast stone” with the use of molds made from wet sand. Every care has been used to make the exact meaning clear, as the writer must assume that the reader is entirely unacquainted with the principia of this process, and wants information that will enable him to apply it to his every-day work.
The work that can be accomplished with sand molds is unlimited in scope, the undeniable fact that the combination of a clay pattern with an easily separable material for the mold places at the command of anyone, a means for the reproduction in concrete of any work, without limit to the size, shape, or the degree of ornamentation upon its surface. The sand of mold permits it to be broken up and removed from the center of a vase or jug, the inside of a ball or any work