March 10, 2016

Austria, 1832

DSQ 

1822: 1 Troy Oz. Platinum (Vienna: Mfg, Retail) = Fl C.M. 26.745
 
 

"W. Batka" = Wenzel Batka in Prague 

c.1834/5

 
Druggist W. Batka in Prague sold "Fine" Platinum Wire/Sheet by the "Gran" {Wiener Medicinalgewicht = 0.0729 Gram} for Gold Fl. 0.05, and 'Thick' Platinum Wire/Sheet by the {Prager Handelgewicht}"Loth" ~16.077 Grammes} for Gold Fl. 9, incidentally more expensive than Platinumware:

1831/2 1 Troy Ounce Platinum (Semi-Mfg: Fine Wire)  Fl. 21.33 ($ 10.37)
1831/2 1 Ozt. Platinum (Semi-Mfg: Wire/Sheet)  Fl. 17.41 ($ 8.33)
1831/2 1 Ozt. Platinum (Theoretical: Crucible)  Fl. 22.22 ($ 10.63)

{Assuming the Austrian Weight of "1 Unze Inhalt" contains ~27.6 Grams Water, establishing the weight of the dish remains speculative, the thinnest manufacture weighing as little as ~ 10-12 Grams?} At the estimated Silver Rate for Platinum Coin,  
1831/2 1 Ozt. Platinum (Coin-Silver Rate)  Fl. 13.32 ($ 6.37)

Directory of the latest chemical and pharmaceutical implements with pictures from Druggist Wholesaler W. Batka in Prague. (1831/2?) Edited occasion of the Assembly of German Natural Scientists in Vienna, 1832. {Also referred to as "Le Catalogue des instrumens chimiques et pharmaceutiques de W. Batka," à Prague. In Octavo, Vienne, 1832.}

Catalogue: Pharmaceutical, Chemical and Physical Instruments from Trade-Merchant Wenzel Batka in Prague, Bergstein-Strasse No. 357. (20 Guilders Coin, to purchase.)

Abdampfkessel = (15cm dia.) Silver Evaporating-Boiler (lid?) 
Abdampfschalen = (15cm dia.) Platinum Evaporating-Basin (no lid?)


109. Crucible, together with lid, Contents 1-4 Unzen, per Gramme {Fl. 0.50}
1832: 1 Ozt. Platinum (Mfg: Ware) = Fl. 15.5517 ($ 7.44) 

109. Crucible, for Annealing, {per Loth @16.07719 Grms} Fl. 8 - 10.
1832: 1 Ozt. Platinum (Ware: Economical Mfg.) = Fl. 15.4771 ($ 7.41)
1832: 1 Ozt. Platinum (Ware: Complicated Mfg.) = Fl. 19.3463 ($ 9.26)

"In addition to these, all orders for technical large-scale apparatus are received economically, with old Platinum accepted in payment."

  Citation: Annalen der Physik; Johann Christian Poggendorff  Vol. 26 (1832) p.585





c.1850: Strange and possibly very dated Price-Quotes.
 
1849: 1 Troy Oz. Platinum (semi-mfg: Sheet &Wire) = Fl 19.13 (USD$ 7.50)
1849: 1 Troy Oz. Platinum (pure) = Fl 20.87 (USD$ 8.24)
1849: 1 Troy Oz. Platinum (coined) = Fl 12.52 (USD$ 4.95)
1849: 1 Troy Oz. Platinum (Paris mfg) = Fr 31.10; ~ Fl 14.81 / USD$ 5.94

1849: 1 Troy Oz. platina (Russian ore) = Fl 8.50 (USD$ 3.36)
1849: 1 Troy Oz. platina (Russian ore) = Fl 7.44 (USD$ 2.84)

18?? 1 Ozt. Platinum (Semi-Mfg: Wire/Sheet)  Fl. 17.77 (??)

 
Citation: Allgemeine Waren-Fabrikaten- u. Maschinen: Waren-Preis von u. für Deutschland (1850) p.64




1857 reprint?



c.1833/4: Wien Goldsmiths selling Platinum Jewelry:




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