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Old 04-07-2020, 12:13 PM
waltr waltr is offline
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Originally Posted by HuntinDog View post
To my understanding "gilt" was gold and "plated" was for silver.
Ok but my understanding is early methods were to 'Gilt'.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silver-gilt


In the Later 1800's with the discovery of how to use electricity the process of 'plating' was invented. Read the history section:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electroplating

Since this 'plating' process was New Tech at that time items would be marked 'plated'.
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