more important than beauty
- Fig. 3. — Photomicrograph of First-grade German Silver Test-piece, Coppered and Silver-plated. Magnified 140 diameters.
- Fig. 4. — Photomicrograph of First-grade German Silver Test-piece, Silver-plated. Magnified 140 diameters.
- Fig. 5. — Photomicrograph of Dessert Fork of Third-grade German Silver with thick deposit. Magnified 140 diameters.
(edges shaved, to form straight rectangle)
illustrating Andrew McWilliam and W. R. Barclay. “The adhesion of electro-deposited silver in relation to the nature of the German silver basis metal.” Journal of the Institute of Metals 5 (1911) : 212-223
Stanford copy, no date of digitization
epigram from page 221.
“...trouble in connection with the behavior of high-quality electro-plated spoons and forks under very severe conditions of wear... Owing chiefly to the necessities of the case, but partly to the destructive instincts of virile humanity, these goods are subject to very much severer trials than they would have undergone had they found their way into use in the service of private families”...
hard materials, treated with sensitivity and closest attention.
as if flesh.
as if; edges; failure; non-ferrous metals; “Photomicrograph of Dessert Fork”; surfaces
A. McWilliam; W. R. Barclay