Electroplating factory

Electroplating factory

V200/0104 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 30.7MB

Downloadable file size: 6.2MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Caption: Electroplating factory. Historical artwork of the Elkingtons' electroplating factory in Birmingham, England. In 1840, George Richards Elkington (1801- 1865), with his cousin Henry, patented the new potassium cyanide electroplating method of John Wright. They are generally credited with inventing the first successful electroplating process. The Elkington cousins used gold and silver to plate a wide range of metal objects, from spectacle frames to pen nibs. Using their new technique, they came to dominate the plating industry. Electroplating uses an electric current to deposit metal ions from solution as a layer on the metal object to be plated.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: 19th century, artwork, birmingham, britain, british, chemical, chemistry, electroplating, elkington, england, english, factory workers, female, first, founded, founder, founders, george richards, henry, historical, history of science, illustration, industrial, industrial revolution, industry, inventor, inventors, male, man, men, plating, technology, uk, united kingdom, victorian, woman, women, worker

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.