Nickel Silvers

These are alloys of copper, nickel, and zinc. Depending on the composition, they range in color from a definite to slight pink cast through yellow, green, whitish green, whitish blue, to blue. A wide range of nickel silvers is made, of which only one typical composition will be described. Those that fall in the combined alphabeta phase of metals are readily hot-worked and therefore are fabricated without difficulty into such intricate shapes as plumbing fixtures, stair rails, architectural shapes, and escalator parts. Lead may be added to improve machining.

Nickel, silver, 18% (A) (65.0% copper, 17.0% zinc, 18.0% nickel). Typical uses are hardware, architectural panels, lighting, electrical and plumbing fixtures. General properties are high resistance to corrosion and tarnish, malleable, and ductile.
Color: silver-blue-white.

Scroll to Top