Machinery for the manufacture of gun-cotton (nitrocellulose):
Carding cotton to prepare it for dipping in acids. Drying cotton before dipping. Section of drying tube. Dipping and placing the steeped cotton in pots. Pot for holding gun cotton after being dipped. Acid centrifugal machine for removing the large excess of acid used in dipping process. Washing the gun cotton. Beating tank for converting the gun cotton into pulp.
“Plate I: Explosives.” In Encyclopædia of Chemistry, Theoretical, Practical, and Analytical, as Applied to the Arts and Manufacturers, Vol. I. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: J.B. Lippincott & Co., 1877. https://digital.sciencehistory.org/works/xk81jk45p.