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compactor

compactor  

1. A condensing instrument used to aid the process of joining or packing a material e.g. gold foil restorations.2. A rotary instrument used to condense a gutta-percha cone or introduce calcium ...
Foil

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The Grove Encyclopedia of Materials and Techniques in Art

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Art & Architecture
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21 words

Thin leaf or sheet of gold, silver or other metal used to decorate works of art (see Gilding,

gold

gold  

[Ma]A yellow malleable ductile high‐density metallic element (Au) that is resistant to chemical reaction. It was the most highly prized metal used in antiquity and, along with copper, was one of the ...
mallet

mallet  

An instrument used for hammering. An automatic mallet is used for the condensation of cohesive gold foil. The first mechanical gold mallet is attributed to William G. Bonwill in 1867.

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