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2 years 3 weeks ago #4677 by Jack Perri

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  • Mixed brass was created by Jack Perri
    Is this what is refered to as mixed red and yellow brass?
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    2 years 3 weeks ago #4679 by The Collector

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  • Replied by The Collector on topic Mixed brass
    No, you are seeing the yellow brass under the copper plating. When people refer to mixed brass, they are referring to the brass color of the actual casting, not the plating.
    Some pieces can be yellow or red brass under the copper or nickel plating.

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    2 years 3 weeks ago #4685 by Jack Perri

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  • Replied by Jack Perri on topic Mixed brass
    Thank you. Glass bead doesnt seem to remove the copper. Ill have to go another route.

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    2 years 2 weeks ago #4689 by Dick Witcher

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  • Replied by Dick Witcher on topic Mixed brass
    You have to use chemicals & a 12 volt charge to remove the plating on both the nickel & copper. The plated registers cost extra so National made the normal bronze castings with a lot less copper in the mix which is yellow brass. Often there were parts that were not made in yellow brass & they just used the bronze but very seldom would they use all yellow or all bronze. The nickel machines had a solid nickel drawer front. The copper plating is a bit thicker than the nickel but glass beading won't get it all.
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