Index to the Executive Documents of the House of Representatives for the First Session of the Forty-Eighth Congress

Index to the Executive Documents of the House of Representatives for the First Session of the Forty-Eighth Congress

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ...the alloy known as nickelsilver or German silver, a substitute for the more expensive metal. This alloy, possessing great strength and whiteness, found a large and rapidly extending consumption as a substitute for silver spoons and forks and for silverware generally, especially when the new art of electro-plating was developed by Spencer, Smee, and others. The nickel-silver was specially well adapted to receive and hold the deposit of silver, and it is to this day the most desirable alloy for plating. It has been greatly improved in quality since nickel has been produced with less arsenic and sulphur and fewer metals in combination with it as impurities. The "nickel-silver" alloy is now largely manufactured in the form of ingots, sheets, and wire, at the large copper and brass a Home consumption and imports, Bureau of Statistics, 1880, p. 114; and 1883, p. 50. manufactories of the Naugatuck valley, Connecticut, for the snpply of the manufacturers of spoons, forks, plated ware, and other articles. The consumption of nickel for electro-nickeling is very large. It has beeu estimated in connection with the litigation of patentees for processes of depositing nickel from its solutions that in 1882 as much as 1,000,000 gallons of solution were in use, distributed amongst thousands of nickel-platers. One company, the United Nickel Company, admitted tbat the royalties received under its patent amounted to not less than $175,000 per annum. A great demand for nickel arises from its use for small or subsidiary coins. It forms white, clean alloys, well adapted to the purpose, apd nickel coins have to a great extent replaced the old-fasbioned cumbrous copper coins. Nickel coinage.--Tentative efforts to produce satisfactory alloys and to arouse the...show more

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