Nickel silver

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George Richards Elkington (1801—1865) electroplate manufacturer



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Alloy of copper (50%), zinc (25%) and nickel (25%), resembling silver and used in tableware. It was developed in the 1840s by G. R. Elkington as an important strand of electroplating (see Electroplate).


Subjects: Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design.

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