May 22, 2013

Germany, 1898

See Preis-verzeichniss uber chemische apparate und gerathschaften, chemische praparate und reagentien, C. Gerhardt (1898)
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Semi-manufactured Platinum in catalogues was 14.3% higher than market-price;  manufactured Platinumware was 23.5% higher, likewise.

Where an Evaporating Basin weighing 32 g. contained 90 cc, a Pt Basin 1 Ozt = 87.48 cc. An Evaporating Basin containing 1 Fl.Oz. (28.4131 cc.) ought to weigh 11.36 g (0.3654 Ozt.) or ~175 grains troy.

p.5: "Abdampfschalen von Platin, mit Ausguss, werden nach Gewicht (berechnet der Preis richtet sich nach dem Marktpreis des Metalls), das Gramm ohne Faconpreis, unverbindlich                          ............................ Mark 2.


"Evaporation Basins in Platinum, with spout, are calculated by weight (the price depends on the market price of the metal), the Gram without manufacture, unlimited.                                                       ........................... Mark 2.

Late 1897: 1 Troy Oz. Platinum (Mkt.) = ℳ 54.43
1897/8: 1 Ozt. Platinum (Mfg: Dish, Cat.) = ℳ 67.07

p.49:
1897/8: 1 Ozt. Platinum (Fine Wire: Semi-Mfg.) = ℳ 62.21
1897/8: 1 Ozt. Platinum (Fine Wire: Semi-Mfg.) = ℳ 65.32
1897/8: 1 Ozt. Platinum (Wiremesh: Semi-Mfg.) = ℳ 77.76
1897/8: 1 Ozt. Silver (Wiremesh: Semi-Mfg.) = ℳ 18.66

Spring, 1898: 1 Ozt.Platinum (mkt) = ℳ 55.986
September, 1898: 1 Ozt. Platinum (mkt) = ℳ 62.207

At the turn of the year 1895 Platinum cost 1,555 Marks per kilogram. In the spring of 1896 it was already 1,620; by January 1897 it cost 1,660. In the summer of the same year (1897) it was in the 1,700s.  In the Spring of 1898 in the 1,800's, in September 2,000. - and today it costs 2,250 Mark . 

Citation: Die Zukunft. Herausgeber: M. Harden, Vol. 27  Maximilian Felix Ernst HARDEN (1899)



1898: 1 Ozt. platina (82.5% Russian ore) = 40.20 (USD$ 9.54)
1898: 1 Ozt. Pt (Refining Cost) = 1.244 (USD$ 0.30)
1898: 1 Ozt. Russian platina, refined = ℳ 49.97 (USD$ 11.86)
1898: 1 Ozt. Pt Refiner Profit (First Base Price Cost) = ℳ 6.01 (USD$ 1.43)
1898: 1 Ozt. Platinum (Semi-Mfg; Whols./Ret.) = 55.99 (USD$ 13.29)

Citation: Die Metalle: Geschichte, Vorkommen und Gewinnung, nebst ausführlicher ...Bernhard Neumann p.363

 

Palladium:

1898: 1 Troy Oz. Palladium Sponge (Refined, Whols.) = ℳ 55.986 (USD$ )
1898: 1 Troy Oz. Palladium (Wire, Whols.) = ℳ 99.53 (USD$ )
1898: 1 Troy Oz. Potassium tetrachloropalladate(II) = ℳ 31.103 (USD$ )

1898: 1 Troy Oz. Palladium (NYC: Metal, Whols.) = USD$ 29.55

Citation: Engineering and Mining Journal, Vol. 65 5/14/1898 p.586

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