The Useful Metals and Their Alloys gives some brief descriptions of trompes, including their use in ventilating mines and for Catalan forges.
- pg. 38 – Basic Trompe Description
- pg. 138 – Water Ventilation (how the trompe was used in mines)
- pg. 180 – The Catalan Forge
The Useful Metals and Their Alloys, Including Mining Ventilation, Mining Jurisprudence, and Metallurgic Chemistry Employed in the Conversion of Iron, Copper, Tin, Zinc, Antimony and Lead Ores; with Their Applications to the Industrial Arts
by John Scoffern
Houlston and Wright, 1861 (copyright expired); 654 pages