What is nickel silver?
Q. What is nickel silver? I have been asked to submit a pricing quotation for plating a large number of pieces made from this material, and want to know what our shop may be plating. —C.G.
A. Nickel silver or German silver is an alloy used in a number of different applications. Silver plated flatware and jewelry are two such examples. It contains no silver. It is an alloy that contains:
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