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Detecting conterfeit gold... a King's patent woodcut...
Item # 591472
December 01, 1757
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, London, December 1, 1757 Within this issue is an ad for an instrument which helps detect fraudulent/counterfeit gold, which includes a nice illustrated woodcut of the patent for the device: "Bradford Darby & Hull's - by The Kings Patent". News of the day with reports from throughout the world along with period advertising are present throughout. Complete in 8 pages, measures approximately 8 1/2 by 11 inches, and is in good condition.
Category: The 1600's and 1700's