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nickel silver

any of various white alloys containing copper (46--63 per cent), zinc (18--36 per cent), and nickel (6--30 per cent): used in making tableware, etc.

Nickel Silver

 

(also German silver), an alloy of copper with nickel (5–35 percent) and zinc (13–45 percent). A higher nickel content gives it an attractive white color, with a greenish or bluish cast, and increased corrosion resistance. Expensive wares made from alloys resembling nickel silver (called paktong) were brought to Europe from China in the 18th century. In the 19th century such articles (usually silver-plated) were manufactured under various commercial names—for example, Chinese silver or melchior.

Nickel silver of the MNTs 15–20 brand, which contains 13.5–16.5 percent Ni and 18–22 percent Zn, is currently being produced in the USSR. It is a single-phase alloy (a solid solution of nickel and zinc in copper) that lends itself readily to hot and cold pressure working; after deformation it has high strength and ductility, góod electrical conductivity, and high corrosion resistance. Nickel silver is used in electrical engineering (flat relay springs) and in the manufacture of silver-plated wares and objets d’art (called melchior products), instruments for the precision mechanics industry, and steam and water fixtures.

nickel silver

[′nik·əl ′sil·vər]
(metallurgy)
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. Also known as German silver; nickel brass.
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Four of the field ran in the Nickel Silver race last week, in which they broke the track record, and there are a couple more with recent winning form who you've got to include in the mix as well.
Delivered in a gift tin, the knife features a 4 1/2" stainless steel blade, Cocobolo wood handle, brass liners, nickel silver pins, bolster and bullet shield, and lanyard hole.
The Bryan Smart-trained Nickel Silver was ultimately too strong for the leader, who was the existing track record holder, and went on to beat Rocket Rob by three-quarters of a length in a new record time.
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Second longest traveller and another from the White Rose county was Nickel Silver (5-2), who proved his worth in division one of the Speldhurst Handicap.
OWNER Martin Barber will soon be winging his way to Miami on holiday, but an engagement at this course on New Year's Day is down in his diary after Nickel Silver blazed to victory in the featured 5f handicap.
GREEN PARK, for whom little has gone right since his win here in October, bounced back to form under a power-packed Jimmy Quinn ride to land the featured 5f handicap, beating Nickel Silver by a short head.
NICKEL SILVER, described by Bryan Smart as a "juggernaut", advertised his claims as a sprinter to follow through the winter when making all in the second division of the 5f handicap and completing an across-the-card double for his trainer.
Bryan Smart, trainer of Nickel Silver "Nickel Silver is stepping up to six furlongs for the first time since running over the trip as a two-year-old, but the way he ran the other day he should get it.
He saddles the lightly weighted Nickel Silver at 3.
Nickel Silver is trained by Bryan Smart and was ridden by Tom Eaves - that pair were also instrumental in Transmission's success - and responding to the fitting of first-time blinkers the 13-2 shot romped home by three and a quarter lengths from Admiral Bond, with the gambled-on Liberty Shiip a further length back in third.