n.1.The art or process of gilding copper, iron, etc., by means of voltaic electricity.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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By 1805 successful attempts at electro-gilding had been made in Italy and in 1814 the British Royal Goldsmiths, Rundell, Bridge and Rundell electro-gilded a silver goblet made by their famed silversmith, Paul Storr, which still survives in the royal collections.
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