Gold electroplating was invented in 1840. During the first 100 years electrodeposited gold was used primarily for its aesthetic appeal as a decorative finish. This article provides a description of the gold plating process and the electrolytes used. It discusses the decorative and industrial applications of gold plating. The article reviews factors affecting the dragout of gold solution.
Alfred M. Weisberg, Gold Plating, Surface Engineering, Vol 5, ASM Handbook, Edited By C.M. Cotell, J.A. Sprague, F.A. Smidt, Jr., ASM International, 1994, p 247–250, https://doi.org/10.31399/asm.hb.v05.a0001253
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