Science: Aluminum Plating

Electroplating stout metals with aluminum was described at the Chicago Institute of the American Chemical Society last week. If the process should become practicable commercially, housewifery and industry will benefit by inestimable billions. Pots, pans, vats, machines exposed to corrosives will be protected by a skin of aluminum, metal highly resistant to mos.t acids and alkalies.

Professor Donald Babcock Keyes of the University of Illinois told the chemists at Chicago that the process is practicable. He invented it, although other scientists academic and industrial have worked on the problem and made reports in scientific journals. Professor Keyes' pronouncements always carry weight. Onetime...

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