'Brunell's Patent Metallick Paper', May 1819.
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Handbill lithographed by R Ackermann, with samples of silver, green, red and gold metallic paper. The samples are surrounded by the figures of Britannia, Neptune, a lion and an oyster shell beneath a theatrical pediment and royal coat of arms, suggesting a royal commision. The patentee is posibly Marc Isambard Brunel (1769-1849), British patent 4301, 5 November 1818: 'Tin-foil, capable of large and varied crystallisation').