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Below are .pdf files (like downloading brochures); .doc files (e.g. forms you can fill in); an .xls file (Excel, for calculating magnification), and some links to videos. That is what I mean by "download" as opposed to viewing a page in your web browser.

Mail order catalogue

Mail order catalogue
Please be patient while the catalogue downloads, big file (7MB), will take 1 to 2mns. You can view it, you can print it, you cannot place an order from it. If you wish to order online, please find the items you want on this website, add them to the Shopping Basket...just like any other website.

The Gold & Silver Buyer's Handbook

The Gold & Silver Buyer's Handbook
You can buy this item as a physical book or you can download it.

VIDEOS including instructions for using gold testers:

Video for stand magnifier, ref. mainsmag-ob

Video for stand magnifier, ref. mainsmag-ob

See the Multi tester in use
7 videos of chemical precious metal testers

7 videos of chemical precious metal testers

See acid testers in use
Video for Multi-II diamond / Moissanite tester

Video for Multi-II diamond / Moissanite tester

See the Multi tester in use
Video for Auracle AGT1 electronic gold tester

Video for Auracle AGT1 electronic gold tester

See the Auracle AGT1 Deluxe in use

WRITTEN INSTRUCTIONS FOR PRECIOUS METAL TESTERS:

Instructions for Auracle AGT3 electronic gold tester

Instructions for Auracle AGT3 electronic gold tester

Instructions for AGT3 electronic gold tester

Instructions for Auracle AGT1 electronic gold tester (original model)

Instructions for Auracle AGT1 electronic gold tester (original model)

This is an abbreviated version of the manufacturer's manual, concise, clear, written by Raffi.

Instructions for Auracle AGT1 Plus electronic gold tester (latest model)

Instructions for Auracle AGT1 Plus electronic gold tester (latest model)

Manufacturer's instruction manual for latest model, fully illustrated
Instructions for Quicktest-3 gold/silver tester

Instructions for Quicktest-3 gold/silver tester

Includes hints and tips, and instructions for the colour blind. Tests gold (9ct to 24ct) and silver.

Instructions for Troytest 4-bottle precious metal tester

Instructions for Troytest 4-bottle precious metal tester

Includes testing for gold (9ct to 24ct), silver and white metals (white gold, platinum, steel, palladium)

Instructions for Troytest 5-bottle precious metal tester

Instructions for Troytest 5-bottle precious metal tester

Includes testing for gold (8ct to 24ct), silver and white metals (white gold, platinum, steel, palladium)

Instructions for Quicktest-1 for silver.

Instructions for Quicktest-1 for silver.

Tester for silver

Instructions for Quicktest-1 for 9ct gold

Instructions for Quicktest-1 for 9ct gold

Tester for non-gold / 9ct gold / better-than-9ct gold

WRITTEN INSTRUCTIONS FOR DIAMOND AND GEM TESTERS:

Instructions for diamond tester DT5

Instructions for diamond tester DT5

Before downloading these instructions, look on the back of the tester, make sure it reads, "DT5"

Intructions for diamond tester DT4

Intructions for diamond tester DT4

Comments: these are additioinal instructions that are not included with the manufacturer's instruction manual. Before downloading these instructions, look on the back of the tester, make sure it reads, "DT4"

Instructions for Multi II tester for diamond and Moissanite

Instructions for Multi II tester for diamond and Moissanite

Multi II tester

Instructions for Chelsea Filter

Instructions for Chelsea Filter

I also recommend one of our books about gemmology, click here.

WRITTEN INSTRUCTIONS FOR WEGHING MACHINES:

Instructions for calulating scale Calc-scale

Instructions for calulating scale Calc-scale

These are our own instructions for programming the gold price into the scale. The manufacturer's instructions give useful information such as how to open the battery compartment (you open the battery compartment) and how to turn it on (you press ON) - these included with balance.

Instructions for tbal-1Kg-b scales

Instructions for tbal-1Kg-b scales

These are the calibration instructions, a manufacturer's manual is included with the item.

Instructions for tbal-6Kg scales

Instructions for tbal-6Kg scales

Instructions for assembling the weighing platform and for calibration.
A manufacturer's manual is included with the item.

General calibration instructions (all models)

General calibration instructions (all models)

What is calibration? How often do you have to do it? Can you do it yourself? How?

WRITTEN INSTRUCTIONS FOR MAGNIFIERS & MICROSCOPES:

Instructions for illuminated reader 2X-80X80

Instructions for illuminated reader 2X-80X80

Pictures showing the most comfortable way to hold it

Instructions for binocmag-S2

Instructions for binocmag-S2

Includes collimation instructions. Check that you actually have this model before downloading.

Instructions for USB microscope eyepiece, micr-usb2

Instructions for USB microscope eyepiece, micr-usb2

WINDOWS: The MICR-USB2 doesn't need its own driver, so you should be able to plug it into your computer, see the message Found new Hardware, click OK, and follow the instructions. Or you can follow the installation instructions on this download (you will need the CD that is included with the item). Once connected to a 'driver' the camera will work with any photo / video software - you can use the software on the CD or any other software of your choice.

APPLE: Ignore this download, the CD won't work with Apple. Turn comptuer off, plug the USB cable in, turn computer on, open PHOTO BOOTH then CAMERA. You now have all the software you need to capture stills and video.

Instructions for microscope micr-1X-3X

Instructions for microscope micr-1X-3X

If you know how to use a microscope (which end to look down etc) you won't need this.

Instructions for microscope usb-micr

Instructions for microscope usb-micr

This is a digital microscope, and these instructions tell you how to install the software.

MAGNIFICATION CALCULATOR:

Magnification calculator

Magnification calculator

Enter the magnification to find the working distance, or enter the working distance to find the magnification. Works for all simple lenses (not microscopes and telescopes, and not surgeon's-type magnifiers (they are made of two little telescopes). EXCEL FORMAT so you will have to click OPEN.

WRITTEN INSTRUCTIONS FOR TOOLS:

Instructions for large ring sizing machine

Instructions for large ring sizing machine

This is for the large bench-mounted machine (it weighs about 12Kg) with the two cones (for all sizes from tiny to huge) and a press for 'squishing' rings smaller.

SAFETY:

Safety sheets for acids (plain English)

Safety sheets for acids (plain English)

SAFETY INFORMATION (plain English) for acids (used for testing precious metals)

This is the 'plain English' guide to acid safety, it includes technical information for medics.

Safety sheets for acids (official COSHH data)

Safety sheets for acids (official COSHH data)

SAFETY INFORMATION (COSHH) for acids (used for testing precious metals)

These are the official "COSHH" safety data sheets, they are scary, they are more relevant for road tankers (thousands of litres) than jewellery testers (a teaspoon-full); nevertheless, if you are the safety officer for a group of stores, you do need to have thIs on file. For jewellers and scrap dealers, please see our plain-English version, (click here for details).


Safety sheets for magnets

Safety sheets for magnets

SAFETY INFORMATION for neodymium magnets

These safety precautions do not apply to 'ordinary' magnets made of iron.

Safety summary for jewellers' rouge

Safety summary for jewellers' rouge

A block of jewellers' rouge is made of iron oxide, otherwise known as 'rust'. It is not harmful, we have not been able to find any safety data sheets. It stains (hands, fabric, everything) but this is not a safety issue, and it washes off eventually. Wash stained hands with warm water and soap.

Instructions for acid-proof gloves

Instructions for acid-proof gloves

INSTRUCTION MANUAL for Nitrile gloves
If you have used disposable gloves before, you don't really need instructions!

FORMS:

Form for VAT exemption when buying magnifiers

Form for VAT exemption when buying magnifiers

If you are registered blind or partially sighted, or if the magnifier is to alleviate a permanent chronic eye condition, fill in this form and we will refund your VAT. Click on the picture to download the form (it's in WORD format so you may have to then click OPEN). The first page is the form (you can fill it in on the computer), the second page is instructions on how to email it back to us. This applies only for magnifiers specifically for the partially sighted (including all video magnifiers) - see each product description.

Returns Note

Returns Note

Buying items unseen (i.e. by mail) gives you the right to return them if they are not suitable. Please fill in a returns note. If you need advice about your product or about how best to return it, please call us, during office hours, on 01923 220206.
Measuring Radioactivity

Measuring Radioactivity

We no longer sell Geiger Counters, but here is an interesting article. It's about the various systems of measuring radioactivity and how to convert CPS (Counts Per Second) to Sieverts (a measure of 'risk' to human tissue).

It's just so rare to find these explanations that I've decided to keep it on this website for all to see; however, PLEASE do not contact us about Geiger Counters or about radioactivity, we are no longer inovolved in this field.