March 7, 2011

UK, 1852

August, 1852: 
A Grove's Battery cost £ 0.60, 10 Batteries cost £ 6.0; in 1839, the cost was £ 0.70 per. 
 
August 1852: 1 Troy Ounce Platinum (Semi-Mfg, Retail) = £ 2.00 (USD$ 9.70)
August 1852: 1 Ozt. Platinized Silver (Semi-Mfg, Ret.) = £ 0.50
   
Citation: A Manual of Electro-metallurgy: Including the Applications of the Art...; James Robert Napier 


 
Citation: Gold-mining and assaying: a scientific guide for Australian emigrants; John Arthur Phillips (1852) p.11 Griffin Catalogue

 
Where 1 Imperial Fluid Ounce ~  28 cc, and at estimated weight of ~35 Grams:

1852: 1 Ozt. Platinum (manufactured, whols.) ~ £ 1.56 (USD$ 7.82)
1852: 1 Ozt. Platinum (manufactured, mkt.) ~ USD$ 15.

1852: "Griffith's Circ 2143" cited, the vendor is Griffin.


Citation: Minutes of the Committee of Council on Education, with appendices, Vol. 1 ; Committee on Education


2.5 shillings here, for unspecified amount in all cases








Chlorplatinate solution, 5s./oz










Griffin's Circular price is among the lowest for manufactures.

Citation: Gold-mining and assaying: a scientific guide for Australian emigrants, (1852) p.171



Iridosmine double the price of Gold, presumably, Best Ore estimate.

1852: 1 Ozt. Gold (Mkt: Canadian ore) = £ 3.525
1852: 1 Ozt. Iridosmine (Mkt: Canadian ore) ~ £ 7.
 
Report from May 1852:












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