Moscow: Izd-vo Vses. akad. arkhitektury, 1938. Item #1121
44 pp., 6 ill.: ill. In original publisher’s wrappers. Very good, small tears of the spine, front cover is slightly detached from the spine,
The first Soviet manual on the production of artificial breccia marble. Printed in 1938, this book serves as the first detailed Soviet guide on the factory made artificial breccia marble. The edition consists of six chapters with each focusing on different aspects of aggloporite production. In the work, the author, Mark Elinzon, concentrates on the features of the agglomeration method for various raw materials and analyzes the latest data on domestic and foreign practice of manufacturing breccia marble. The manual features numerous technological schemes for the production of aggloporite with a description of the methods for preparing the charge depending on the properties of the feedstock. The book also includes information on the characteristics of physical and mechanical properties, as well as technical and economic indicators of aggloporite and lightweight concrete. Importantly, the author offers recommendations for the use of artificial breccia marble in industrial construction, reviews their design solutions implemented in the Soviet Union and provides concise guidance on the further improvement of the technology and automation of the production: according to Elinzon, the key factor in the manufacturing of high quality akarkhite is the roundness level of the crushed stone. The edition features numerous black-and-white and 6 color illustrations depicting different designs of breccia marble, unpacking the akarchite block in the factory, structure of akarkhite on various types of crushed stones, etc.
Worldcat locates the copy of the edition at the University of Chicago Library.