May 31, 2011

Austria, 1842

Ure's text does not cite these prices, which may be conversions from the official Rouble rate. It is unclear how closely the Austrian or German market prices followed the Russian rate.

Although the book appears to be intended for the German market, it's worth noting the variance in weights. Where 1 Wien Mark = 16 W. Loth = 280.644 g, 1 W. Loth = 17.54 g; 1 W. Unze (2 W. Loth) = 35.0805 g; 1 W. Unze = 1.1279 English Troy Ounces; 1 English Troy Ounce = 0.8866 W. Unze.  Confusingly but not surprisingly, the Bohemia Pfund was "lighter" than the Imperial standard.  This was exactly why the French metric Kilogram made so much sense.

1 Troy Ounce of Platinum (mfg, still)  Rthlr. 4.52 (USD$ 3.35)

Citation: Technisches w├Ârterbuch oder Handbuch der Gewerbskunde ...: Bearb. nach Dr ... Andrew Ure, Karl Karmarsch (1843) p. 613





Where 1 Wiener Loth = 17.51412 g,

c. 1842? 1 Troy Ounce Platinum (Sponge, Retail)  Fl. C.M. 14.21 (USD$ )

 {Platinized Copper?} per Loth, Fl. 7. Platinum Sponge and and Precipitate, Fl. 8. per Loth.

c.1842, suspect republication

Citation: Chemische Kameral-Waarenkunde;  Philipp A.R. v. Holger (1842) p.215

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