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Marking of articles made of silver in combination with gold.

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Published by Dept. of Commerce, National Bureau of Standards : for sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. Govt. Print. Off. in Washington .
Written in English


  • Silverwork -- United States -- Identification.,
  • Goldwork -- United States -- Identification.

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Edition Notes

SeriesVoluntary product standard ; PS 68-76, Voluntary product standard -- PS 68-76.
ContributionsAmerican National Standards Institute.
The Physical Object
Paginationiv, 3 p. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17646430M

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