JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: "Pocket watch in 'tula silver'" #general


ilyaz <ilyaz@...>
 

Naomi is correct, however she missed to mention that the "Tula silver alloy"
originally was made in the Russian city of Tula, the well known town of
Russian gunsmiths, and named after this city.
--
Ilya Zeldes
Fort Myers, Florida
ILYAZno spam@EARTHLINK.NET

On Sept 19, 2004, Robert W. Fraser (robertandginafraser@iinet.net) asked
about his grandfather's pocket watch which he was told was made of "tula
silver."

According to:

http://www.penexchange.de/english/klassiker/tula.shtml

"tula" is another word for "niello" work. Although I can recognize niello
work, I have never before heard the name "tula" used for this type of
decoration.

Tula is an alloy made of silver, lead and copper and some sulphur. The mix
results in a grayish black color which for decoration can be overlaid or etched
into other metals. More about tula silver can be read at the above URL.


Naomi Fatouros (nee FELDMAN)
Bloomington, Indiana
NFatouros@aol.com

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