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Winokur #1

Potassium Nitrate 35
Strontium Nitrate 15
Charcoal Airfloat 13
Magnalium Granular -200 mesh 12
Sulfur 10
Antimony Trisulfide, Chinese Needle 10
Dextrin 5

Pinkish magnalium glitter. Hygroscopic, but possibly useable.

Winokur #2

Potassium Nitrate 40
Strontium Nitrate 10
Charcoal Airfloat 13
Magnalium Granular -200 mesh 12
Sulfur 10
Antimony Trisulfide, Chinese Needle 10
Dextrin 5

Pinkish magnalium glitter. Hygroscopic, but possibly useable.

Winokur #3

Potassium Nitrate 50
Magnalium Granular -200 mesh 12
Antimony Trisulfide, Chinese Needle 10
Sulfur 9
Charcoal Airfloat 8
Strontium Carbonate 6
Dextrin 4

Pinkish magnalium glitter. Hygroscopic, but possibly useable.

Winokur #4

Potassium Nitrate 50
Magnalium Granular -200 mesh 12
Antimony Trisulfide, Chinese Needle 10
Sulfur 9
Charcoal Airfloat 8
Strontium Oxalate 6
Dextrin 4

Pinkish magnalium glitter. Hygroscopic, but possibly useable.

Winokur #5

Potassium Nitrate 40
Sodium Nitrate 10
Charcoal Airfloat 10
Antimony Trisulfide, Chinese Needle 10
Sulfur 9
Magnalium Granular -200 mesh 9
Strontium Oxalate 8
Dextrin 4

Pinkish magnalium glitter. Extremely hygroscopic, but possibly useable.

Winokur #6

Potassium Nitrate 53
Antimony Trisulfide, Chinese Needle 16
Charcoal Airfloat 13
Sulfur 9
Aluminium, (Flake, bright -325 mesh, 36 micron) 4.5
Dextrin 4.5

A white glitter with a rather high percentage of antimony trisulfide. This typifies some of the traditional white glitter formulae. The high antimony content probably makes it too expensive for regular use today.

Winokur #7

Potassium Nitrate 35
Barium Nitrate 20
Sulfur 14
Charcoal Airfloat 10
Aluminium, (atom, spher, 120-325 mesh, 20 micron) 9
Sodium Oxalate 8
Dextrin 4

Gold glitter that uses sodium oxalate to enhance the glitter without the use of antimony trisulfide. Sodium bicarbonate may replace the oxalate with similar results. It is probably too hygroscopic for ordinary use.

Winokur #8

Potassium Nitrate 37
Barium Nitrate 15
Sulfur 15
Magnalium Granular -200 mesh 13
Charcoal Airfloat 10
Iron (III) Oxide, red 6
Dextrin 4

Reasonably good white MgAl glitter that uses iron oxide and sulfur to replace antimony trisulfide. While the effect is inferior to antimony, the formula is still useable.

Winokur #9

Potassium Nitrate 35
Barium Nitrate 20
Magnalium Granular -200 mesh 12
Charcoal Airfloat 10
Sulfur 10
Antimony Trisulfide, Chinese Needle 9
Dextrin 4

A reasonably good white glitter that uses barium nitrate as both the oxidizer and the ''retardant.''

Winokur #10

Potassium Nitrate 35
Barium Nitrate 20
Sulfur 17
Aluminium, (atom, spher, 120-325 mesh, 20 micron) 14
Charcoal Airfloat 10
Dextrin 4

Excellent white glitter with long tail, and fine grain. Flashes are dense and of the asymmetrical type.

Winokur #11

Potassium Nitrate 40
Barium Nitrate 20
Aluminium, (atom, spher, 120-325 mesh, 20 micron) 14
Sulfur 10
Charcoal Airfloat 10
Dextrin 5
Iron (III) Oxide, red 1

Excellent white glitter with long tail, and fine grain. Flashes are dense and of the asymmetrical type.

Winokur #12

Potassium Nitrate 55
Aluminium, (atom, spher, 120-325 mesh, 20 micron) 14
Charcoal Airfloat 11
Sulfur 8
Antimony Trisulfide, Chinese Needle 5
Dextrin 4
Strontium Carbonate 3

Excellent white glitter with long tail, and fine grain. Flashes are dense and of the asymmetrical type.

Winokur #13

Potassium Nitrate 50
Antimony Trisulfide, Chinese Needle 10
Charcoal Airfloat 9
Sulfur 9
Sodium Bicarbonate 9
Aluminium, (atom, spher, 120-325 mesh, 20 micron) 6
Dextrin 4
Magnalium Granular -200 mesh 3

Unusual “off-white” glitter with attractive lacy effect especially when viewed close up. Has debris laden flashes.

Winokur #14

Potassium Nitrate 50
Sulfur 11
Charcoal Airfloat 10
Aluminium, (atom, spher, 120-325 mesh, 20 micron) 8
Dextrin 5
Antimony Trisulfide, Chinese Needle 5
Sodium Bicarbonate 5
Magnalium Granular -200 mesh 4

Unusual “off-white” glitter with attractive lacy effect especially when viewed close up. Has debris laden flashes.

Winokur #15

Potassium Nitrate 48
Magnalium Granular -325 mesh 14
Antimony Trisulfide, Chinese Needle 10
Charcoal Airfloat 9
Sulfur 9
Sodium Bicarbonate 7
Dextrin 4

Gold magnalium glitter. Large flashes, good delay and long tail if moving at slow speeds. Good terminal delay. 15 and 16 show the non-critical percentages for this sort of mixture.

Winokur #16

Potassium Nitrate 48
Magnalium Granular -200 mesh 12
Charcoal Airfloat 11
Sulfur 9
Antimony Trisulfide, Chinese Needle 9
Sodium Bicarbonate 7
Dextrin 4

Gold magnalium glitter. Large flashes, good delay and long tail if moving at slow speeds. Good terminal delay. 15 and 16 show the non-critical percentages for this sort of mixture.

Winokur #17

Potassium Nitrate 47
Charcoal Airfloat 13
Sulfur 13
Magnalium Granular -200 mesh 12
Antimony Trisulfide, Chinese Needle 10
Dextrin 5

White coarse grained glitter. Similar to Win 15 and 16 except white in color instead of gold. An excellent effect.

Winokur #18

Potassium Nitrate 50
Sulfur 15
Magnalium Granular -200 mesh 13
Charcoal Airfloat 10
Antimony Trisulfide, Chinese Needle 7
Dextrin 5

White coarse grained glitter. Similar to Win 15 and 16 except white in color instead of gold. An excellent effect.

Winokur #19

Potassium Nitrate 50
Sulfur 20
Charcoal Airfloat 10
Magnalium Granular -200 mesh 10
Sodium Bicarbonate 6
Dextrin 4

Coarse gold glitter with short tail, moderate density, and good delay. The advantage is that it doesn't contain antimony trisulfide, making it a cheaper glitter comp.

Winokur #20

Potassium Nitrate 48
Sulfur 17
Magnalium Granular -200 mesh 12
Charcoal Airfloat 10
Sodium Bicarbonate 5
Iron (III) Oxide, red 4
Dextrin 4

Gold glitter similar to Win 19, with very long delay. Produces no very distinctive tail and tends to produce a “twinkler effect”, very large glitter flashes being widely dispersed giving a strobe like appearance.

Winokur #21

Potassium Nitrate 52
Sulfur 15
Charcoal Airfloat 10
Aluminium, (Flake, bright -325 mesh, 36 micron) 6
Antimony Trisulfide, Chinese Needle 6
Sodium Bicarbonate 6
Dextrin 5

Medium grained dense gold glitter using baking soda as a burning inhibitor and glitter enhancer. Marginally better than #23.

Winokur #22

Potassium Nitrate 50
Sulfur 18
Charcoal Airfloat 10
Aluminium, (Flake, bright -325 mesh, 36 micron) 8
Sodium Bicarbonate 6
Antimony Trisulfide, Chinese Needle 4
Dextrin 4

Medium grained dense gold glitter using baking soda as a burning inhibitor and glitter enhancer. Marginally better than #23.







Winokur #23

Potassium Nitrate 50
Sulfur 20
Charcoal Airfloat 10
Aluminium, (Flake, bright -325 mesh, 36 micron) 8
Sodium Bicarbonate 8
Dextrin 4

Medium grained dense gold glitter using baking soda as a burning inhibitor and glitter enhancer. Marginally worse than #21 and 22 due to the lack of antimony sulphide.

Winokur #24

Potassium Nitrate 52
Sulfur 21
Charcoal Airfloat 10
Aluminium, (Flake, bright -325 mesh, 36 micron) 6
Sodium Chloride 6
Dextrin 5

Produces a good gold glitter with excellent color and good delay. Unfortunately, it is quite hygroscopic. Somewhat less hygroscopic than the same formula with sodium nitrate substituted in for sodium chloride.

Winokur #25

Potassium Nitrate 52
Sulfur 17
Charcoal Airfloat 10
Aluminium, (Flake, bright -325 mesh, 36 micron) 6
Sodium Bicarbonate 5
Iron (III) Oxide, red 5
Dextrin 5

A gold glitter with similar characteristics to #26. Appears to be quite sensitive to the amount of moisture used, no more than 8% water should be used when mixing. The low usage of expensive metals makes this a very cheap formula ideally suited for comets.

Winokur #26

Potassium Nitrate 52
Sulfur 21
Charcoal Airfloat 10
Aluminium, (Flake, bright -325 mesh, 36 micron) 6
Iron (III) Oxide, red 6
Dextrin 5

An excellent white glitter with fairly large flashes and a medium short tail when moving at high speeds. Not a very fast burning mixture. Gives a long tail when free falling, and is well suited to willow type effects. Cheap and non-hygroscopic. The low usage of expensive metals makes this a very cheap formula ideally suited for comets.

Winokur #27

Potassium Nitrate 50
Antimony Trisulfide, Chinese Needle 10
Charcoal Airfloat 9
Sulfur 9
Aluminium, (atom, spher, 120-325 mesh, 20 micron) 9
Sodium Bicarbonate 9
Dextrin 4

A delicate, fine grained, “off-white” glitter that produces small but symmetrical flashes of moderate density and delay. Fallout with this formula is large enough to pose a potential problem. Slightly hygroscopic, but usable. Inferior to #28-30.

Winokur #28

Potassium Nitrate 50
Antimony Trisulfide, Chinese Needle 10
Charcoal Airfloat 9
Sulfur 9
Sodium Bicarbonate 9
Aluminium, (atom, spher, 120-325 mesh, 20 micron) micron 6
Dextrin 4
Aluminium, (Flake, Dark, American Dark, -325 mesh) 3

A delicate, fine grained, “off-white” glitter that produces small but symmetrical flashes of moderate density and delay. Slightly hygroscopic, but usable. Dark aluminium is added to solve problems with fallout and increase flash density. Substituting sodium oxalate for sodium bicarbonate results in a similar effect but noticeably less fallout. #28, 29, and 30 are all very similar.

Winokur #29

Potassium Nitrate 50
Sulfur 15
Charcoal Airfloat 10
Antimony Trisulfide, Chinese Needle 10
Aluminium, (atom, spher, 120-325 mesh, 20 micron) 7
Sodium Bicarbonate 7
Dextrin 4
Aluminium, (Flake, Dark, American Dark, -325 mesh) 1

A delicate, fine grained, “off-white” glitter that produces small but symmetrical flashes of moderate density and delay. Slightly hygroscopic, but usable. Dark aluminium is added to solve problems with fallout and increase flash density. #28, 29, and 30 are all very similar.

Winokur #30

Potassium Nitrate 50
Antimony Trisulfide, Chinese Needle 10
Charcoal Airfloat 9
Sulfur 9
Aluminium, (atom, spher, 120-325 mesh, 20 micron) 8
Sodium Bicarbonate 6
Aluminium, (Flake, Dark, American Dark, -325 mesh) 4
Dextrin 4

A delicate, fine grained, “off-white” glitter that produces small but symmetrical flashes of moderate density and delay. Slightly hygroscopic, but usable. Dark aluminium is added to solve problems with fallout and increase flash density. #28, 29, and 30 are all very similar.

Winokur #31

Potassium Nitrate 45
Aluminium, (atom, spher, 120-325 mesh, 20 micron) 12
Barium Nitrate 10
Charcoal Airfloat 10
Sulfur 10
Dextrin 5
Iron (III) Oxide, red 4
Barium Carbonate 4

Excellent, cheap white glitter with medium sized flashes. Moisture exceeding 8% produces inferior results.

Winokur #32

Potassium Nitrate 38
Barium Nitrate 14
Sulfur 13
Aluminium, (atom, spher, 120-325 mesh, 20 micron) 12
Charcoal Airfloat 10
Iron (III) Oxide, red 8
Dextrin 5

Excellent, cheap white glitter with medium sized flashes. Fierce burning. Moisture exceeding 8% produces inferior results.

Winokur #33

Potassium Nitrate 43
Barium Nitrate 13
Aluminium, (atom, spher, 120-325 mesh, 20 micron) 13
Charcoal Airfloat 10
Sulfur 10
Iron (III) Oxide, red 7
Dextrin 4

Excellent, cheap white glitter with medium sized flashes. Fierce burning. Moisture exceeding 8% produces inferior results.

Winokur #34

Potassium Nitrate 40
Barium Nitrate 16
Aluminium, (atom, spher, 120-325 mesh, 20 micron) 12
Charcoal Airfloat 10
Sulfur 10
Iron (III) Oxide, red 7
Dextrin 5

Excellent, cheap white glitter with medium sized flashes. Fierce burning. Moisture exceeding 8% produces inferior results.

Winokur #35

Potassium Nitrate 36
Barium Nitrate 16
Sulfur 13
Aluminium, (atom, spher, 120-325 mesh, 20 micron) 12
Charcoal Airfloat 10
Iron (III) Oxide, red 8
Dextrin 5

Excellent, cheap white glitter with medium sized flashes. Moisture exceeding 8% produces inferior results.

Winokur #36

Potassium Nitrate 38
Barium Nitrate 16
Aluminium, (atom, spher, 120-325 mesh, 20 micron) 12
Charcoal Airfloat 10
Sulfur 10
Iron (III) Oxide, red 10
Dextrin 4

Excellent, cheap white glitter with medium sized flashes. Marginally longer delay than #35-38, but with noticeably lower density and some significant fallout. Moisture exceeding 8% produces inferior results.

Winokur #37

Potassium Nitrate 40
Barium Nitrate 14
Aluminium, (atom, spher, 120-325 mesh, 20 micron) 12
Sulfur 11
Charcoal Airfloat 10
Iron (III) Oxide, red 7
Dextrin 4
Barium Carbonate 2

Excellent, cheap white glitter with medium sized flashes. Moisture exceeding 8% produces inferior results.

Winokur #38

Potassium Nitrate 40
Barium Nitrate 13
Sulfur 12
Charcoal Airfloat 12
Aluminium, (atom, spher, 120-325 mesh, 20 micron) 12
Iron (III) Oxide, red 7
Dextrin 4

White glitter with medium size flashes. Charcoal is the burning retardant. Excellent star with long tail and large flashes. Moisture exceeding 8% produces inferior results.

Winokur #39

Potassium Nitrate 51
Charcoal Airfloat 19
Antimony Trisulfide, Chinese Needle 12
Aluminium, (atom, spher, 120-325 mesh, 20 micron) 8
Barium Carbonate 5
Dextrin 5

Unusual and peculiarly attractive effect. Produced dense white, fine trained tail with asymmetric flashes. The delay is quite long, as is the length and duration of the tail. Most flashes are long lasting and have long curved trajectories. The jetting flashes result in particularly elegant effect. Originated from the Jacob’s Ladder formula potentially made by Pain’s in Britain

Winokur #39J

Potassium Nitrate 51
Charcoal Airfloat 19
Antimony Trisulfide, Chinese Needle 12
Aluminium, (atom, spher, 120-325 mesh, 20 micron) 9
Barium Carbonate 5
Dextrin 4
Magnalium, granular, -60 mesh 2.5

Use 2% barium carbonate for first prime layer. Use 6 to 6.5 percent moisture for comets and crossettes. A modification of Win39 made by Tom Rebenklau.


All credit goes to Mr. Robert Winokur for providing the firework community with a range of wonderful glitter compositions.

Note:
Many of these glitters have been posted incorrectly throughout the internet. These compositions have been checked and changed accordingly and have had extended descriptions added that were taken out of the original book. They were then cross referenced with Passfire to ensure accuracy. If you have any old copies of a .pdf containing the glitters, delete it and replace it with this one. I hope you enjoy the glitters.
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