1) Spellings of ‘alchemy’, used of a base alloy that resembled gold, and from which domestic items were commonly made.
1557 a saltseller of alkaymyne, Whitby
1636 one alcamyne cupp, Harrogate
1644 a dozen of Alcamy spoones, Lepton. There is a record of 'Alcomie Button' in London in 1677 and in Sheffield John Roebuck was referred to in 1715 as an alcomy buttonmaker. Other less usual spellings have been noted: 1692 ocknomy Buttons, Attercliffe
1707 oakarmy buttons, Sheffield.