from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The art or process of gilding copper, iron, etc., by means of voltaic electricity.
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The present experiment was undertaken mainly in reference to its use in electro-gilding.
Siemens, then a young lieutenant of artillery in the Prussian service, in his endeavours to accomplish electro-gilding; the first impulse in this direction having been given by Professor C.
Physics and chemistry were his favourite studies; and his original researches in electro-gilding resulted in a Prussian patent in 1841.
However the manufacturer of the mascots, the Shenzhen Eastern Gold Jade Co. said that it had no plans to offer refunds, offering instead to repair any rust-spots which it put down to flaws in its 'electro-gilding' technology.