RE: [cw_bugs] questions about early bases. and re-plating
Hi Bob… let me know what you learn. I have a 1919 Japanned-base Blue Racer. A poor image is embedded below. I’d bet it’s nickel.
Well guys, I have a 1919 Original that was basically a basket case.
The base was 90+% rust. one small corner revealed it was either nickel or chrome.
Nickel was standard till 1940 (i believe,then switched to chrome)
and they did do nickel bases in 1907 (& possibly earlier).
My question is: Was chrome offered as an option in 1919 or is it nickel?
I plan on having it re-plated and want to keep it original.
If anyone has any suggestions about what to look for in replaters, replating etc I'm all eyes. This is my first re-plate and want to do it right. Any info ,tips and things to look for, things you don't want, questions to ask a plater, the "right answers" etc. would be a major help
and thanks to all who share pix, info and help.
- Thanks for the info. things got hectic and the project is on the back burner. the info is excellent and hope to finish it soon (selling the house and moving soon).
--- In email@example.com, "D.J.J. Ring, Jr." <n1ea@...> wrote:
> Double plate of copper/nickel was used until about 1940, then it changed to
> triple plate of copper/nickel/chrome. Top parts were all plated and as an
> option, the base.
> Nickel bases were offered as an option from about 1915 until 1940,
> thereafter chrome was used on top parts and as an option, the base was
> triple plated with a chrome top plating.
> David N1EA