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Advert for Walker & Hall, silversmiths & cutlers

Advert for Walker & Hall, silversmiths & cutlers

Printer: Unknown

Medium: Print on paper

Date: 1885

Shelfmark: Evan.6141

Item number: 6141

Genre: Leaflet

In its pure form, silver is too soft for normal domestic use. For this reason silversmiths mixed the pure silver with a hardening agent, usually copper, which does not discolour the silver. Good silversmiths sold the finest quality silver, and it was only the upper-middle and upper classes that could afford to pay for it.

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