Watch Key - Gilt, Cavingom Object Reg. No: ST 017972

Whitish metal, fire gilt, ornamental straight body set with Cavingom (artificial).
Fire gilt was put on as a gold amalgam and then the mercury driven off by heat. Used before electroplating process developed.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr John Askew, 1929
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 3.0 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: watch accessories, watches, horology
Themes this item is part of: Science & Measurement Collection
Primary Classification: HOROLOGY
Secondary Classification: Watches
Tertiary Classification: components

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