Goldbeaters preparing metal for spun gold

Goldbeaters preparing metal for spun gold

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Credit: Universal History Archive/UIG/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Goldbeaters preparing a thin duplex sheet of silver and gold to be cut into strips and used to cover thread to produce 'spun' gold. From De la pirotechnia by Vannoccio Biringuccio (Venice, 1540).

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