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In about 600 B.C., the Greek philosopher Thales rubbed amber with silk, causing it to attract dust and feathers.

This static electricity was believed to be a unique property of amber until the sixteenth century, when English scientist William Gilbert demonstrated that it was characteristic of numerous materials.

He called it "electrification", after elektron, the Greek word for amber.

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amber colophony and lacquer
Inferior amber and amber processing waste that can be made into amber colophony or rosin and amber oil, which are both raw materials for the production of high-quality amber varnish.
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amber pine
A reference to the coniferous trees from which resin was extruded.
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amber varnish, amber lac
Amber decomposes when heated below 300 degrees Celsius, yielding oil of amber, and a black residue called amber pitch.

When dissolved in oil of turpentine or linseed oil, it forms amber varnish or amber lac.

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oil of amber
Brown essential oil distilled from amber.

It is miscible (mixable) with alcohol which has a balsamic (aromatic resin) aroma.

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