Sterling Mirror and brush - Silver scrap weight

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  1. Hp1173

    Hp1173 Active Member Silver Stacker

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    Hi everyone,

    I have a Sterling silver Mirror and Sterling Brush (Made in 1912).
    Usually, how much of the weight of these is actually silver? Anyone pulled these apart before and have a percentage of silver to weight they could give me? I know that each one is different but i just wanting to know what results others have got...

    Brush - 180.5grams
    Mirror - 342.9grams

    Cheers :)
     
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    Hp1173 Active Member Silver Stacker

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    Oh god, i thought the day would never come when i received the rolley eyes from spanner ahaha - i know the silver content is next to nothing if thats what you are referring to
     
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    serial Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    No i think it is because you have been told to post pictures of items to get help, which you haven't done
    You have been given help and advice from experienced collectors like myself then argued like you know better
    You constantly ask questions that are a long Google search away from answer like we are your personal help desk.
    You need to work hard to learn about antiques and you can only learn if you have the aptitude and time to do the hard yards
     
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    I was all out of " free clues " glad you had a spare :D
     
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    For those who are actually interested, I have just pulled my sets apart and yielded 201.8grams of silver for both the mirror and brush. At 523.4grams of original brush/mirror weight, it works out at 38.56% sterling silver to original weight which is quite high as far as I understand. About to pull apart another set which is very late 1900's. It'll be interesting to see how much less the yield is.
     

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