Gold Leaves

Some articles on gold, gold leaves:

Gold-leaf Electroscope
... The gold-leaf electroscope was developed in 1787 by British clergyman and physicist Abraham Bennet, as a more sensitive instrument than pith ball or straw blade ... brass, from the end of which hang two parallel strips of thin flexible gold leaf ... To protect the gold leaves from drafts of air they are enclosed in a glass bottle, usually open at the bottom and mounted over a conductive base ...

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