1895 HARD SOLDERED Antique PEDESTAL CAKE STAND Elkington Silver Plate 675 grams. Apprenticed to his uncles' silver plating business in 1815, he became, on their death, sole proprietor of the business, but subsequently took his cousin, Henry Elkington, into partnership. The science of electrometallurgy was then in its infancy, but the Elkingtons were quick to recognize its possibilities.
They had already taken out certain patents for the application of electricity to metals when, in 1840, John Wright, a Birmingham surgeon, discovered the valuable properties of a solution of cyanide of silver in potassium cyanide for electroplating purposes. In 1843 Elkingtons acquired the rights to Werner von Siemens's first invention, an improvement to the gold and silver-plating process. Electroplated wares became very successful in the Victorian market and by 1880 the company employed 1,000 people at the Newhall Street site and had a further six factories. The agreement between Elkington and Mason was dissolved on 31 December 1861, after which the company traded as Elkington and Co.There is a Blue Plaque commemorating him on the old Elkington Silver Electroplating Works, Newhall Street, Birmingham. Please Note the LYONS & CO Ltd that is scratched off of this piece. Pitting on center pedestal ring, underneath where it cant be seen, as is expected of this type of piece. This allows you to see how thick the hard solder was on it. The last three (3) photos were taken prior to cleaning in order to show the change in appearance. Thank you for your interest. Please view all photos carefully as they are part of this items description. Feel free to ask any questions about this item that I may not have mentioned in the description about its function, appearance, and condition. Thank you for your interest!! ANTIQUE & VINTAGE ITEMS MAY HAVE SOME MINIMAL WEAR, DUE TO AGE AND/OR USE. ANY SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE WILL BE NOTED IN THE DESCRIPTION. Your satisfaction is key to our success, and our business is built on your feedback. It is our endeavor to make your online shopping experience pleasurable and rewarding. To achieve that goal, we will provide a detailed and honest representation of every item we list and impeccable customer service. We ask that you use the following guidelines to help us earn your loyalty. And add me to your. And/or sign up to our. 1895 HARD SOLDERED Antique PEDESTAL CAKE STAND Elkington SILVER PLATE 675 gm" is in sale since Thursday, September 27, 2018.
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