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nickel silver [1 record]

Record 1 2006-11-02

English

Subject field(s)
  • Nonferrous Metals and Alloys - Various
DEF

A silver-white alloy composed of 52-80% copper, 10-35% zinc, and 5-35% nickel; sometimes also contains a few percent of lead and tin.

OBS

The German silver name was changed to nickel silver around World War I for patriotic reasons.

OBS

argentan: Early name for nickel silver.

OBS

silveroid: 66% copper, 24% zinc, and 10% nickel.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Métaux et alliages non ferreux divers
DEF

Alliage de cuivre, de zinc et de nickel qui imite l'argent.

Spanish

Campo(s) temático(s)
  • Metales y aleaciones no ferrosos - Varios
DEF

Aleación de la cual existen varias fórmulas, especialmente la que es a base de cobre (60%), cinc (20%) y níquel (20%), de color y aspecto parecido al de la plata.

OBS

Usado para reemplazar a [la plata] en la fabricación de cubiertos, vajilla y obras de orfebrería.

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