image ross w a_pyrology_1875_frontispiece
Image number: RS.14194
Credit: ©The Royal Society

‘Sublimate of gold’

Date

1875

Creator

Thomas Kell (British), Lithographer

Object type

Library reference

R61391

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 249mm
width (print): 185mm

Subject

Description

Study of the use of an aluminium plate in exposing chemical samples to intense heat: in this illustration, gold.

Frontispiece to the book Pyrology, or fire chemistry…, by William Alexander Ross (E & F N Spon, London, 1875).

In associated text, the author states: ‘This beautiful metal [aluminium] is considered to be far superior to platinum…for pyrological purposes'.

Inscribed: ‘London – E. & F. N. Spon, 48, Charing Cross. Thos. Kell, Lithographer. 40, King St., Covent Garden. SUBLIMATE OF GOLD ON ALUMINIUM PLATE.’

William Alexander Ross, (fl.1850-1870s) British soldier, was not a Fellow of the Royal Society.

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