August 27, 2014

Australia, 1906


1905: 1 Troy Ounce Platinum (London: Bulk, Mkt) = £ 4.5167 (USD$ 21.99)



Citation: E/MJ, Engineering and Mining Journal, Vol. 83 (5/11/1907) p.907

Australia, 1905

1905: 1 Troy Ounce platina(NSW: Bulk, Mkt) = £ 2.0729 (USD$ 10.09)
1905: 1 Troy Oz. Platinum (London: Bulk, Mkt) = £ 4.5167 (USD$ 21.99)

Citation: E/MJ, Engineering and Mining Journal, Vol. 83 (5/11/1907) p.907

August 22, 2014

Japan, 1918

In Tokyo, Platinum was 11.18% more expensive than the New York Spot.

April 1918:
4/1918: 1 Troy Ounce Platinum (NYC Mkt) = ¥ 208.90 (USD$ 108.)

4/1918: 1 Troy Oz. Platinum (Tokyo Mkt) = ¥ 232.24 (USD$ 120.07)
4/1918: 1 Troy Oz. Silver (Tokyo Mkt) = ¥ 2.6542 (USD$ 1.3722)






Japan, 1917



In late October, Platinum was  11.65% higher in Tokyo than NYC.


10/1917: 1 Troy Ounce Platinum (NYC Mkt) = ¥ 208. (USD$ 104.)
10/1917: 1 Troy Oz. Silver (NYC Mkt) = ¥ 1.8541 (USD$ 0.92703)

10/1917: 1 Troy Oz. Platinum (Tokyo Mkt) = ¥ 232.24 (USD$ 116.12)
10/1917: 1 Troy Oz. Silver (Tokyo Mkt) = ¥ 2.6542 (USD$ 1.3271)


Late October, 1917: 













August 20, 2014

Russia, 1910

1/1910: 1 Troy Ounce platina (Ru Ore 83%, Mkt) = руб 38.81 (ℳ 83.98)
1/1910: 1 Troy Oz Pt (Ru Ore @ .999, Mkt) = руб 46.76 (ℳ 101.18)

12/1910: 1 Troy Oz. platina (Ru Ore 83%, Mkt) = руб 59.95 (ℳ 129.70)
12/1910: 1 Troy Oz Pt (Ru Ore 83%, Mkt) = руб 72.22 (ℳ 156.27)
 
9/1910: 1 Troy Ounce platina (Ural Spot, Ore 83%)=  руб 59.06 ($ 30.45)
9/1910: 1 Troy Oz Platinum (NYC: Avg Ingot) = руб 65.23 (USD$ 33.63)
 
1910: 1 Troy Oz. Platinum (St.Pb: Ingot, Mkt) = руб 52.29 (USD$ 26.96)
1910: 1 Troy Oz. Platinum (New York: Ingot, Mkt) = руб 63.42 (USD$ 32.70)



Citation: The Russian Year-book, Vol. 2 (1912) p.188

 

Platina Yield, 1910

 

Russia, 1909


9/1909: 1 Troy Ounce platina (Ural Spot, Ore 83%) =  руб 39.37 ($ 20.30)
9/1909: 1 Troy Oz Pt (Ural Spot, .999) = руб 47.44 (USD$ 24.46) 
9/1909: 1 Troy Oz Platinum (NYC: Ingot, Mkt) = руб 49.09 (USD$ 25.31) 

Citation: The Russian Year-book, Vol. 2 (1912) p.188



Russia, 1908


8/1908: 1 Troy Ounce platina (Ural Spot, Ore 83%) =  29.1658 руб (USD$ 15.02)
8/1908: 1 Troy Oz. Pt (Ural Spot, .999) = 35.14 руб  (USD$ 18.10)
8/1908: 1 Troy Oz. Platinum (NYC: Ingot, Mkt) ~ 43.69 руб  (USD$ 22.50)  

9/1908: 1 Troy Oz. platina (Ural Spot, Ore 83%) =  27.7075 руб (USD$ 14.27)
9/1908: 1 Troy Oz. Pt (Ural Spot, .999) = руб 33.38 (USD$ 17.19)
9/1908: 1 Troy Oz. Platinum (NYC: Ingot, Mkt) = руб 38.83 (USD$ 20.)  

Citation: The Electrical World, Vol.52 12/12/1908 (p. 1313)




Citation: The Russian Year-book, Vol. 2 (1912) p.188


1908/9: 

August 19, 2014

UK, 1908


January, 1907: 1 Troy Oz. Platinum (Mkt) = £ 7. (USD$ )


Jan 1908:


Apr 1908:


Nov 1908:


Summer 1908: 1 Troy Ounce Platinum (Mkt) = £ 4.25

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



Philip Harris and Co., Ltd Catalogue with Grove's Battery





August 13, 2014

UK, 1917


1917: 1 Troy Ounce Palladium = £ 26.44 (USD$ 125.83)

Citation: Treatise on General and Industrial Inorganic Chemistry;  Ettore Molinari (1920) 

August 7, 2014

Germany, 1860

"Gewicht, Zoll-Gewicht, 1 Pfund {500 g} = 30 Loth, 1 Loth = 10 Quentchen {16.6667 g.}"

1860: 1 Troy Ounce Platinum (Paris: Mfg, Intrinsic, Trade)  ~ Thlr. 9.82 (Fr. 37.32)
1860: 1 Troy Oz. Platinum (Paris: Semi-Mfg, Sheet, Ret.) ~ Thlr. 10.64 (Fr. 40.44)

1860: 1 Troy Oz. Platinum (UK: Intrinsic, Mkt) ~ Thlr. 8.86 (£ 1.35) 
1860: 1 Ozt. Platinum (UK: Semi-Mfg: Retail) ~ Thlr. 10.50 (£ 1.60)

1860 1 Ozt. Platinum (USA: Mkt) ~ Thlr. 10.86 (USD $ 8.00)
1860: 1 Ozt. Platinum (USA: Semi-Mfg, Wire, Ret.) ~ Thlr. 16.28 (USD $ 12.00)
1860: 1 Ozt. Platinum (USA: Mfg,Mfg, Crucible, Ret.) ~ Thlr. 19.54 (USD $ 14.40) 

1860: 1 Troy Oz. Platinum (Intrinsic, Ret) = Thl 11.20 (USD$ 8.25)
1860: 1 Ozt. Platinum (Semi-Mfg, Ret) = Thl 11.82 - 12.45 (USD$ 8.70 - 9.17)
1860: 1 Ozt. Platinum (Mfg, Ret.) = Thl 25.94 (USD$ 19.10)
1860: 1 Ozt. Silver (Mfg, Ret?) = Thl 2.50 (USD$ 1.83)

Citation: Preis-Verzeichniss d. Glashuettenwerke... so wie chemischer... medicinisch ...; Warmbrunn, Quilitz & Co (1860) pp.












Intrinsic price of Evaporating Basin at Thlr 6./ Zoll-Loth 16.67g

 

1860: Where the Loth of Chlor-Platinate should cost Thlr. 4.50

1860: 1 Ounce Chlor-Platin (Photo. Chemical, Ret.) = Thlr. 9.72 
   
1860: 1 Troy Ozt. Platinum Chloride (Chemist's, Ret.) = Thlr. 3.73/ 4.26 ($ 2.79; $3.14 )


Citation: Photographisches Lexicon: ein Alphabetisches Nachschlage-Buch;  Julius Schnauss (1860) p. xvi






1862:


Where the Loth was 14.40 g., the Quentchen ~1.6g.


1862: 1 Ounce Chlor-Gold (Photo. Chemical, Retail) = Thlr. 25.9196
1862: 1 Ounce Chlor-Platin (Photo. Chemical, Ret.) = Thlr. 9.72 




























August 5, 2014

Germany, 1856

1856:  1 Troy Oz. Platinum (NYC, Semi-Mfg, Trade) = Rthlr. 16.44 ($12.)

1856: 1 Troy Ounce Platinum (Berlin, Semi-Mfg, Retail) = Rthlr. 12.77 ($ 9.32)


Citation: Preiss-Verzeichniss chemischer, pharmaceutischer, physicalischer;  W. J. ROHRBECK (1856)
 


p.120 Platinum Wire, Thlr 6./Loth



p.69
Spoons Thlr 1.5 - 4.
Spoons Thlr 2. - 5.
Spoons Thlr 5. - 12.



p.50



p.5 Evaporating Basins: Intrinsic (excluding workmanship)




p.98 Crucibles: Intrinsic (excluding workmanship) 
 


p.101 Spatulas: Intrinsic (excluding workmanship)



Platinum Weights




Batteries:
For 10-Elements, the mid-size Copper-Zinc 6-Element should cost Thlr. 16.70 (Fl. 29.23) or Fl. 2.9225 (USD$ 1.22) per element. 

For 10-Elements, the mid-size Platinum-Zinc 6-Element (24 Quadratzoll) should likewise cost Thlr. 65. (Fl. 113.75) or Fl. 11.375 (USD$ 4.74) per element, a Platinum sheet ~11 Sq. In. (7.25 in. x 1.50 in. = ~70.2 cm2) with 22 Sq. In. (~140.4 cm2) surface area.







A study by Prof. Carl Kuhn of München, where 1 Element (Grove's type Platinum-Zinc Battery) costing Fl. 12./Thlr 6.86 with a Platinum Foil of 12-Quadratzoll (71 cm² or 11.00 in2 and 22 in2 surface) ; Fl. 12 = USD$ 5.

Assuming 24 Quadratzoll (Bavaria) = 22 in2 double-sided surface area, equivalent batteries in different materials should reveal the cost per in2 of Platinum Foil.  (In Berlin, for the 10-Element as described, the Platinum would have a marginal cost of Fl. 85, rather than Fl. 95 as Kuhn states.)

Eine Platinzinkbatterie aus 10 Elementen zusammengefaßt kostet, wenn jede Platinplatte etwa 24 Quadratzoll Oberfläche hat, gegen 120 Gulden; eine solche Batterie, wobei die Oberfläche der Platinplatte jeden Elementes etwa 16 bis 18 Quadratzoll hat wird um den Preis von 80 Gulden hergestellt (87) während eine aus 10 Elementen zusammengefaßt Kupferzinkbatterie nach meiner Einrichtung kaum 25 Gulden, eine Kohlenzinkbatterie unter denselben Umständen etwa um die Hälfte mehr kostet, und die Unterhaltungskosten einer Kohlenzinkbatterie, wie auch einer Platinzinkbatterie höher sind, als die der Kupferzinkbatterie. Aus diesen und noch manchen anderen Gründen möchte die Kupferzinkbatterie für die vorliegenden Zwecke in der Praxis die vortheilhafteste Kette sehn.


A Platinum-Zinc battery of 10 combined elements costs, if the platinum plate has about 141.974 cm² surface, Fl. 120.; another such battery, wherein the surface of the platinum plate each element has approximately 94.65 - 106.5 cm² surface, is made at for of Fl. 80 (87) whereas a 10-element combined copper-zinc battery for my device hardly costs Fl. 25, in the same circumstances a carbon-zinc battery  costs more by about half, and the maintenance costs of a carbon-zinc battery, as well as a platinum zinc battery is higher than that of copper-zinc battery. For these and many other reasons, the copper-zinc battery should be seen for present purposes in practice as the most advantageous in the series.

87 Oechsle, Price list of Physical instruments. Braunschweig 1855 S. 10th -- Stohrer's Price List 2c. . Leipzig 1856, pp. 16 -- Gruel's Price List. Berlin 1856 2c.


Citation: Polytechnisches Journal. Hrsg. Von Johann-Gottfried Dingler, Vol. 145 No. 5 (1857) p.354




Compare the Gressler Catalogue of 1851/2: same prices.




Citation: Preis-Courant von Eduard Gressler zur Erfurt, Theil 1 (1855/6)?







Platinum Wire, Fine: 
















 

Frankfurt Price:

Citation: Verzeichniss der physikalischen, optischen, chemischen und andern Instrumenten und Apparaten; J. Wilhelm ALBERT (1856)