Tuesday, 10 April 2012

"Nickel silver" Alloy


You probably had a thought in your head- that it is simply Silver + Nickel . Wrong!
 
Me and Andrew we digging an old stream during low tide during Easter weekend.
Andrew Got lucky with 6pence and a gold Ring, where all of my 2 shillings and a florin were just couple of years away from Silver Mint.

 
The story is about this spoon anyway :
 
It has a hallmark :
Nickel silver Birmingham England

So I thought I got at least Silver plated spoon, but after look up I found that :

Nickel silver, also known as German silver,[1] Argentann,[1] new silver,[1] nickel brass,[2] albata,[3], or alpacca,[4] is a copper alloy with nickel and often zinc. The usual formulation is 60% copper, 20% nickel and 20% zinc.[5] Nickel silver is named for its silvery appearance, but it contains no elemental silver unless plated

So check your Silverware at home, you might have some of that Nickel silver L

Have a good day .

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