RE: Argentum sulfericum

From: Robert W. Schramm ^lt;>
Date: 02/17/04-08:52:52 PM Z
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I'm just curious. When silver/gel prints are not completely washed the
residual hypo combines with the silver to make silver sulfide (I'm told) so
that you get a yellow print. My question is, "What color is the silver
sulfide in your bottle? Is it yellow?" I ask because I have never seen
silver sulfide.

I assume that since the label was in Latin, the bottle must have belonged to
an alchemist.
Therefore, it may have magical properties. ;-) You could keep it around as a
conversation piece.
Leave it on your coffee table. When a guest asks what it is say, "Oh that. I
must have forgotten to put it away the last time I was turning some base
metal into gold."

Bob Schrammium
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>From: "Breukel, C. (HKG)" <>
>To: "Alt-Photo-Process-L (E-mail)" <>
>Subject: Argentum sulfericum
>Date: Mon, 16 Feb 2004 14:47:07 +0100
>I ran across this very old bottle (cork sealed, with wax on top) of
>argenticum sulfericum, or silver sulphate. I now that silversulphate is
>insoluble in water. Is there any practical application for silversulphate
>alt. photo processes, or should I keep the bottle as a curious paper

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