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A Queer Phase Of Gold And Silver Work

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On the blosing up of the Smith & Hogers silver-plüting couoci'ii in New i Hiiven, a few days ago, preparatory to its rcmoviil to Meriden, the floor the plating-room wan taken up, burned, and the ashes atialyzed, witli the ïvsuit of proeuring pure silver to the araouutof $981. This result ík not so strangeaa appears at tirst sigiit. The precious iucüiIk uxc capabk; of t'xtreiuo volatilization ondei heat, beooming mere yapors, wliich may be condensad, rosultiug in the proihiction of tlm in u pure form. But, even without heat, the purtieles of gold and .silvcr are mHle so exceedingly line, in the procesaos of the manufacture of ,K(Jd and silver gooils, whether solid or plutctl, that no devices ÏOr saviii the nialcri:il abraded orthrown off in the v&rioue niiinipiilutions are entir.'lv efiectttfli: Enron in the Goyernment iisKay ollices tiic soo deposítód in the cUimneys from the ni'lting of the eructe iucImI is vnlnable; and in most maniifaetoricK of adicJiB oï gold and silVer the proprietors do notallow the wprkmen to ï-etnin their work-clotlies wlien wom out, Imt pay for them a prioe giencrally hiiOicii'iit to procure new garmiMits - in oíd tattercd yeet belonging to a lunch workman sonietnnes being .-ilnea l)v Iiík emnloyerB. even wlien woi-n


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Michigan Argus