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Electrotype

in Oxford Art Online

ISBN: 9780198662037
Published online January 2003 | e-ISBN: 9781884446054 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/gao/9781884446054.article.T025810
Electrotype

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[galvanoplasty]

Relief printing block in which the plate is made by electrolytically coating a mould with copper. The process ( see Prints §III 1., (ii) ) is the electrical equivalent of casting, and the entire object to be made, known in continental Europe as a galvanoplastic copy, is produced in the plating vat....

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