Sentence Examples with the word detonator

The early history of mercuric fulminate and a critical account of its application as a detonator is given in The Rise and Progress of the British Explosives Industry (International Congress of Applied Chemistry, 1909).

The use of mercuric fulminate as a detonator dates from about 1814, when the explosive cap was invented.

Compressed dry guncotton is easily detonated by an initiative detonator such as mercuric fulminate.