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Offline Tigerchips

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« on: December 05, 2005, 12:44:16 AM »
The metal glass holders are stamped "Made In England". The glasses are hand blown and thin at the rim and thicker at the base. I don't know what kind of metal it is but I would guess that it's silver plated.
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Any comments welcome, thanks.  :)

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« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2005, 11:35:53 AM »
I must admit it does look kind of cheap. Very thin metal. Items stamped with "Made In England" seem to be fairly common. I had a suger caster with the same mark.

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« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2005, 11:40:37 AM »
If it's silver-plated it will be hallmarked 'EPNS', 'EPBM' or 'EPWM' somewhere.  :)

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« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2005, 11:47:05 AM »
Not pewter, is it?  :shock:  :?
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« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2005, 11:49:21 AM »
I thought it looked pewtery too...   :)

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« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2005, 07:44:49 PM »
I don't think it's pewter, It's just dirty and goes shiny when cleaned.

I don't know if I should clean it or not because I might devalue it. That's why it's still dirty and it's not because I'm too lazy to clean it.  :wink:

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« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2005, 07:50:10 PM »
You can have silver-plated pewter, though - it's called EPBM (Electro-Plated Britannia Metal).

I'm not sure if there are laws which state that all silver-plate must be hallmarked, like with regular silver...?

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« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2005, 08:11:13 PM »
Quote from: "Tigerchips"
I don't think it's pewter, It's just dirty and goes shiny when cleaned.

But pewter goes shiny when it's cleaned!  :shock:
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« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2005, 09:29:42 PM »
Yes, you're right Leni, silly me.  :oops:

Pewter doesn't tarnish. I can see a purple tarnish inside the holders.

It might be EPBM but does it rust?

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« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2005, 09:48:35 PM »
I don't think so, but I don't know! T'is a quandry.  :?

It's probably an alloy, or chromed/plated steel or some-such.

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