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Roman Candles

Roman candles are repeating guns which shoot projectiles of colored fire and send out showers of glowing sparks between the shots. To the pyrotechnists of the seventeenth century they were known as "star pumps" or "pumps with stars."

Figure 26. Ramming Roman Candles. (Courtesy National Fireworks

Company.)

Figure 26. Ramming Roman Candles. (Courtesy National Fireworks

Company.)

For the manufacture of Roman candles, gunpowder and stars and a modified black powder mixture which is known as Roman candle composition, or candle compy are necessary. The candle comp is made from:

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