Plate illustrates a dynamite manufacturing establishment near Turin, Italy. Dynamite was used to form the Fréjus Rail Tunnel in Mont Cenis, which is in close proximity to Turin, Italy. Dating back to 1871, this tunnel is the oldest of the large tunnels through the Alps.
This plate is from John Howard Appleton's (1844-1930) Chemistry, Developed by Facts and Principles Drawn Chiefly from the Non-Metals, published in 1884. Intended as an introduction to the study of chemistry, this volume contains illustrations throughout the text including color plates. Color plates have been digitized along with a selection of illustrations.
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Appleton, John Howard. “Figure 54: Dynamite Manufacturing Establishment near Turin, Italy.” Chemistry, Developed by Facts and Principles Drawn Chiefly from the Non-Metals. Providence, Rhode Island: Providence Lithograph Company, 1884. https://digital.sciencehistory.org/works/mn4cj85.
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