Posted 7 months ago
I THINK IT IS THE VERY FIRST TIME I POST ON A JEWELRY ITEM. AFTER I FOUND OUT ABOUT THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN E &JB AND CZECH GLASS (SEE PREVIOUS POST) I BECAME DETERMINED TO FIND ANOTHER MARKED PIECE.
BUT I WAS NOT EXPECTING A MONEY CLIP MAKED "GERMAN SILVER, E &JB! 1.5" WIDE AND 1.75" LONG.
AFTER READING DAVE'S POST, I WANT TO ADD, FROM WIKIPEDIA.
Nickel silver, also known as German silver, Argentan, new silver,nickel brass, albata, alpacca, or electrum, is a copper alloy with nickel and often zinc. The usual formulation is 60% copper, 20% nickel and 20% zinc. Nickel silver is named for its silvery appearance, but it contains no elemental silver unless plated. The name "German silver" refers to its development by 19th-century German metalworkers in imitation of the Chinese alloy known as paktong (cupronickel) All modern, commercially important nickel silvers (such as those standardized under ASTM B122) contain significant amounts of zinc, and are sometimes considered a subset of brass.