most smoke? Odd question, I know, but I am trying to replicate the smoke from a coal-fired ship boiler in the 1860's. Most paintings of the time show the ships smoking quite a bit, even though I understand that anthracite is supposed to burn without much smoke. I am also looking for small quantities of "smokey coal". Thanks for any help.
Thanks, is that available someplace in small quantities?
I know that anthracite was highly sought after, in fairly short supply and apparently was reserved for the more important warships and blockade runners. Sailors would somtimes judge their opponents by the color of their smoke.
Sorry about that-- Be patient GR, like I said, there are people here that use bit, I just don't happen to be one of them I would GOOGLE it for your area OR--top right on this page--search box--punch in bit & see what comes up
Around the 1900's the Navy would burn nothing but Pocahontas coal. It was high btu, low volatiles and low smoke. It is mostly mined out but it is still available. Penn Coal sells it in truckload quantities (bagged or bulk). It costs more now than anthracite but is used alot but the live steam and blacksmith hobby.