February 26, 2014

Russia, 1907


1907: 1 Troy Ounce platina (Ural Mkt, 82% Ore) = 46.7898 руб (USD$ 23.)
1907: 1 Troy Oz. Pt (Ural Ore, @ .999) = 57.0607 руб (USD$ 28.05) 

1907: 1 Troy Oz. Platinum (NYC, Ingot) = 61.7342 руб (USD$ 30.3510)



1907 руб/Poud
(82%)
руб/Ozt.
(82%)
руб/Ozt.
(.999)
руб-$/Ozt.
(.999)
USD$/Ozt
(Ingot)
Jan 30,000.0 56.9644 69.4688 $34.15 $38.000
Feb 29,000.0 55.0656 67.1532 $33.02 $38.000
Mar 28,000.0 53.1668 64.8375 $31.88 $37.000
Apr 27,000.0 51.2680 62.5219 $30.74 $32.500
May 24,507.7 46.5355 56.7506 $27.90 $29.500
Jun 21,766.2 41.3299 50.4023 $24.78 $26.200
Jul 22,223.1 42.1975 51.4603 $25.30 $26.750
Aug 23,365.4 44.3665 54.1055 $26.30 $28.125
Sep 23,843.1 45.2736 55.2116 $27.14 $28.700
Oct 22,534.6 42.7890 52.1817 $25.65 $27.125
Nov 21,859.2 41.5065 50.6177 $24.89 $26.312
Dec 21,600.0 41.0144 50.0175 $24.59 $26.000






June? 1907: 1 Troy Oz. platina (Ural Mkt, 82% Ore) = 45.94 руб (USD$ 22.58)
June? 1907: 1 Troy Oz. Pt (Ural Ore, .999) = 56.02 руб (USD$ 27.54)
 
 

Russian miner wages:








February 24, 2014

UK, 1911

Australia produced 184 Ozt platina valued at £ 989.

1911: 1 Troy Oz. Platinum (Australia: Mkt) = £ 5.375 (USD$ 26.12)

June 1911: 1 Troy Oz. Platinum (New York Mkt) ~ £ 8.80 (USD$ 42.75)

August 1911: 1 Troy Oz. Platinum (New York Mkt) ~ £ 9.16 (USD$ 44.50)


January 1911: 1 Troy Oz. Platinum (London Mkt) = £ 8.33 (USD$ )
February? 1911: 1 Troy Oz. Platinum (London Mkt) = £ 8.78 (USD$ )
May 1911: 1 Troy Oz. Platinum (London Mkt) = £ 8.95 (USD$ 43.50)
June 1911: 1 Troy Oz. Platinum (London Mkt) = £ 9.06 (USD$ )

Citation: The Chemical world, Vol. 1 (Oct. 1912) p. 354


 


Citation: The Economic World, Vol. 87 (6/17/191) p. 20


English Apothecary Weight


Symbols:

February 21, 2014

UK, 1881


1881: 1 Troy Ounce platina (Est.: SPb mkt, bulk 75%) ~ £ 0.4604 (USD$ 2.24)
1881: 1 Troy Ounce Pt (SPb mkt, .999) = £ 0.6139 (USD$ 2.98)
1881: 1 Troy Oz. platina (Est.: London, bulk 75%) ~ £ 1.02 (USD$ 4.96)
1881: 1 Troy Oz. platina (London: ore@ .999?) ~ £ 1.36 (USD$ 6.58) 
1881: 1 Troy Oz. Platinum (Paris: Ingot, .999) ~ £ 1.60 (USD$ 7.785)

1881/2: 1 Troy Oz. Platinum (UK: Sheet, retail) = £ 2.00 (USD$ 9.72)

1881: 1 Troy Oz. Platinum (USA: Coin, Scrap rate) ~ £ 1.45 (USD$ 7.05)
1881: 1 Troy Oz. Platinum (USA: Semi-Mfg, Retail) = ~ £ 2.468 (USD$ 12.)  
1881: 1 Troy Oz. Platinum (USA: European Mfg., Retail) ~ £ 2.542 (USD$ 12.36)

1881: 1 Troy Oz. platina (London, bulk) ~ £ 1.36 (USD$ 6.58)
 
Citation: The Electrical Engineer, Vol. 15, No. 254, 3/15/1893 p.268





Suspect dated price information.

Citation: Amateur Work, Illustrated, Vol. 2 (1883)
The platinum foil costs about 30s. an ounce, but this quantity is not necessarily expended in one cell.







































February 18, 2014

Germany, 1883

10/83: 1 Troy Oz. Platinum (UK: Mfg, Bulk) ~ℳ 31.80 (£ 1.5381) 
1883: 1 Troy Oz. Platinum (UK: Semi-Mfg, Ret.) ~ ℳ  37.17 (USD$ 9.29)

1883: 1 Troy Oz. Platinum (Paris: Whols. Mkt, intrinsic) ~ ℳ  19. (USD$ 4.51)
1883: 1 Troy Oz. Platinum (USA?: Trade, intrinsic) ~ ℳ  22. (USD$ 5.23)
1883: 1 Troy Oz. Platinum (NYC: imported, Unmfg) ~ ℳ  27.20 (USD$ 6.46)
1883: 1 Troy Oz. Platinum (NYC: Wire, Whols.) ~ ℳ  29.40 (USD$ 6.98)
1883: 1 Troy Oz. Platinum (NYC: US Mfg., Trade) ~ ℳ  44.15 (USD$ 10.50)

Avg. 1883: 1 Troy Oz. Platinum (Germ.: Semi-Mfg, Bulk) = ℳ 27.90 ($ 6.62)
Avg. 1883: 1 Troy Oz. Platinum (Germany: Mfg, Bulk) = ℳ 29.455 ($ 7.)
Avg. 1883: 1 Troy Oz. Platinum (Germ.: Mfg, Ret.) = ℳ 31.08 ($ 7.38)

On 10/28/83, a large crucible weighing 10.48 Ozt (containing ~235 cc.?) was billed at ℳ 1,058.28/kg
 
Concerning the cost of platinumware, on 28th October 1883, Abbe wrote to Schott : “found here on my desk a platinum crucible from Heraeus (326 Grams billed at 345 Mark). Apparently quite close to the specification, only it looks thicker (scrap platinum at 800 Mark per kilo taken back). Was told from London by 26th (as mailed): crucible 716 Grams, stirrer 1,098 Grams = 1,814 Grams comes to Fr. 2,267.5 {£ 89.70 or £ 1.538/Ozt; Fr. 38.8794/Ozt = $ 7.504}...”

Priced in London in 'French money' (coin) the assumed value in Gold rather than merchant bill or credit. Where a US Double Eagle was then worth
£ 4.10, a Fr. 20 was worth £ 0.7912.


Where weight is by Metric Gram, 1 Kilogram German Platinumware cost 1,058.30 (~£ 51.81; USD$ 251.75) whereas UK Platinumware cost Fr 1,250./kg (ℳ 1,000.; ~£ 49.50) although it's likely that shipping, insurance and any customs duty would have raised that expense. Unmanufactured Platinum in large bulk then cost ℳ 900./kg.  Platinumware was 28.25% more expensive than it had been in 1865.

1865: 1 Troy Oz. Platinum (Germ. Prod.: Crucible, Ret. Discount) = 25.665
1865: 1 Troy Oz. Platinum (Germ. Scrap, Prod. BID) = 14.

1869: 1 Troy Oz. Platinum (Germ. Mfg: Crucible, Ret.) =  ℳ  30.78
   
Oct. 1883: 1 Troy Oz. Platinum (Germany: Mfg, Ret.) = 32.9163 (USD$ 7.82)
Oct. 1883: 1 Troy Oz. Platinum (Scrap: Prod. Bid) = 24.883 (USD$ 5.91)
10/83: 1 Troy Oz. Platinum (Germ.: Mfg, Whol.) = 31.1035 (USD$ 7.39)  
10/83: 1 Troy Oz. Platinum (Germ.: Semi-Mfg, Whol.) = 29.55 (USD$ 7.02)  


10/83: 1 Troy Oz. Platinum (UK: Mfg, Bulk) =ℳ 31.1035 ("Fr. 38.88" / £ 1.5381)
(18.5 d./dwt.?) ................................ (USD$ 7.50)




Robert Hasenclever's February 1892 original table for Platinum still prices, per kg:

Avg. 1883: 1 Troy Oz. Platinum (Germany: Mfg, Bulk)= 29.455 (USD$ 7.00)

Avg. 1883: 1 Troy Oz. Platinum (Germ.: Semi-Mfg, Bulk)=27.89 (USD$ 6.62) 

10/83: 1 Troy Oz. Platinum (Germ.: Mfg, Whol.) = 31.1035 (USD$ 7.39)

Citation: Die Chemische Industrie, 1892 Vol. 15 (1892) p.70







 

Germany, 1812

To outfit a scientific glass laboratory at Jena, Goethe gave a summary of the supplies and purchases for the year 1812.  Item six on this list relates to platinum equipment costing a total of Rthlr 113.0626 ~ Fr. 412., which presumably included transport/handling costs.


1810/1: 1 Troy Oz. Platinum (Paris: Mfg, Ret.) ~ Rthlr 10.04 (Fr 36.6)

Finally he transferred the responsibility for the Dobereiner laboratory to his son Julius August Walter von Goethe (1789-1830), who had studied law at Heidelberg and Jena, and who became an indispensable assistant to his father. Part of the detailed instructions written to the son on 28th April, 1812, states:

“If the equipment arrives from Paris, the Court commissioner Ullmann has orders to send them to Prof. Dobereiner in Jena and hand the bill for them - which may be near 70 Rthlr [Reichsthaler] - to His Excellency der Geheime Rath von Voigt asking him to be so kind as to authorise it with the addition of the separate account.”
 

In a report to the main control agency dated November 22nd, Goethe gives a summary of the supplies and purchases for the year 1812. Item six on this list relates to platinum equipment costing a total of 113 Reichsthaler, 2 Groschen and 8 Denar, a Denar being equivalent to a Pfennig.



c.1812:  Platinum is manufactured in Germany

Citation: Allgemeine Handlungs-Zeitung: mit den neuesten Erfindungen und ..., Vol. 20 (1813) p.670


Herr Frick, Arkanift the Porcelain Manufactory in Berlin, has entered a new mode of proceeding to present the cleaned platinum in solid pieces. He says the same about the following:

If you have cleaned the crude platinum by dissolution in aqua regia and precipitating with ammonia, so it was difficult until now of the annealed Platinaniederschlag melted into a continuous whole or welded together to represent.


 

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