Reference numberNLB/11/125
Alternative reference numberNLB/11 p60
TitleCopy letter from Alex E Outerbridge Junior, to Michael Foster
Date25 April 1895
DescriptionIt appears from sundry publications that at a conversazione of the Royal Society on 13th June 1894 a number of specimens of gold leaves of extreme thinness prepared by electro-deposition on copper foil with subsequent removal of the copper by perchloride of iron, were exhibited as novelties in metallurgical methods.

Outerbridge Junior lists publications from 1877 onwards from the 'Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society' and the 'Journal of the Franklin Institute' that establish his claim to priority both in method and result, with thinner gold leaves and films of other metals produced.
Access statusOpen
Related materialsee NLB/11/123
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8220Foster; Sir; Michael (1836 - 1907); physiologist1836 - 1907
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