Quick Indoor Test - Mg/Al Sparkler

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Date: 2004-10-31


I found, quite by accident, that the Perchlorate based e-match composition which didn't work bridgeless made an excellent sparkler composition.

I coated some onto a bamboo kebab stick.

16 Potassium Perchlorate

3 Magnesium (-60 mesh, flake)

1 Aluminium (-40 mesh, granular)

1 Aluminium (16 um, bright flake)

1 Sulfur

NC lacquer binder.


Quite attractive.

The Magnesium and Aluminium makes pretty sparks, a mixture of silver and gold. The lampblack an attractive effect of its own, but somewhat hidden by the brillance of the sparks.

A bit smokey for indoor use though.


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