In this letter, an anonymous inventor described his efforts to improve colormaking, and, perhaps, win a prize from the Society of Arts. Philo-Tinctorius discussed his research and offered a chemical rationale, based on Stahl and Hellot, for the experiments he performed, as well as the practical considerations behind his undertaking.

From The creation of color in eighteenth-century Europe by Sarah Lowengard

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  • European: 1400-1800
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  • Philo-Tinctorius to the Chemistry Committee of the Society of Arts, 3 December 1765. In this letter, an anonymous inventor described his efforts to improve colormaking, and, perhaps, win a prize from the Society of Arts. Philo-Tinctorius discussed his research and offered a chemical rationale, based on Stahl and Hellot, for the experiments he performed, as well as the practical considerations behind his undertaking.