340. Facsimile antique binding, gold lettering on red panels, red end-papers.
Printed on ivory paper.
Price £30 / US$55 / Euro 55
truly amazing to discover how long ago some of the techniques used today
were first discovered.
Even Metal Finishers take time out from the job occasionally, and for
feet-up reading at home, this volume provides a fascinating insight into
the origins of the industry. It is in fact a faithful facsimile of a book
first published in 1862, then in expanded form in 1872. It sets out with
a chronological history of plating, citing Herodotus and Pliny (before
and shortly after the birth of Christ), the monk Anketil, active in the
12th century in St Albans and so on through to the mid-19th century. Cladding,
immersion plating, and the beginnings of electroplating and electroforming
are all recorded. There follow the abridgements of the actual patents
themselves. It is truly amazing to discover how long ago some of the techniques
used today were first discovered.
This attractively bound and printed book makes an ideal corporate or personal
gift, or token of appreciation to valued staff or business colleagues.
See also our Early Patents Database - "A
Cradle of Inventions: British Patents 1617-1853".