Gold Bulletin

, Volume 6, Issue 1, pp 16–27 | Cite as

The early history of gold plating

A tangled tale of disputed priorities
  • L. B. Hunt
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“The gilding of metals is, of all the processes whose object is to obtain an adhering deposit, the one which has exercised in the greatest degree the sagacity of inventors”


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© World Gold Council 1973

Authors and Affiliations

  • L. B. Hunt
    • 1
  1. 1.Johnson Matthey & Co LimitedLondon

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