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  • On the 11th of December, 1783, a little balloon, made of gold-beaters 'skin, was let off publicly at Turin.

    Wonderful Balloon Ascents

  • It was at this time (September, 1783) that those small balloons, made of gold-beaters 'skin, which are used as children's toys to the present day, were first made.

    Wonderful Balloon Ascents

  • His skin, like that of the porpoise, is as thin as gold-beaters 'leaf.

    Ranching, Sport and Travel

  • In 1902, Colonel Templer, at that time head of the Balloon Section, obtained the necessary sanction to commence experiments, and two envelopes of gold-beaters skin of

    British Airships, Past, Present, and Future

  • He put one hundred and fifty thousand strong men in the forests and in the quarries, getting out the finest timber and the best stone; he had these materials brought by sea and by land; he employed workers in brass, and stone-cutters and gold-beaters wherever he could find the most skillful, regardless of the cost, and he himself directed the work.

    "Say Fellows—" Fifty Practical Talks with Boys on Life's Big Issues

  • It has, also, been argued that the masks for some of the characters were made of gold-beaters skin, or some transparent substance just covering the face so that the facial muscles could be seen through it, and the eyes, mouth, and ears being left uncovered.

    A History of Pantomime

  • In the umber shadows of dusky _tokos_, gold-beaters fashion those red-gold ornaments rich in barbaric beauty, for which

    Through the Malay Archipelago

  • His gold watch-chain was so massive, that a fancy came across me, that he ought to have a sinewy golden arm, to draw it out with, like those which are put up over the gold-beaters’ shops.

    XXIII. I Corroborate Mr. Dick and Choose a Profession

  • He explained the difficulties of the airship builder, the expense and tendency to "pinholes" of gold-beaters 'skin, the curious fact that chemists had so far failed to discover a gasproof varnish.

    Kings, Queens and Pawns An American Woman at the Front

  • Bell had used a disc of fragile gold-beaters 'skin with a patch of sheet-iron glued to the centre.

    The History of the Telephone

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