Aluminium made from cryolite

Made:
before 1889

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Aluminium made from cryolite. The operation was performed by A. Dick for Dr. Percy in 1855, and these specimens (the first to be made from cryolite alone), were exhibited by Professor Michael Faraday at the Royal Institution the same evening

Details

Category:
Metallurgy
Object Number:
1889-164/2397
type:
specimen
taxonomy:
  • sample
credit:
John Percy Collection