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Whitegas Extraordinaire
I have been digging around and found some Akron advertising plating services in 1928 and 1931.
Till this point I assumed all of their lanterns and lamps were chrome plated but the attached may indicate something different?

Thank you!

Kevin
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Sounds like you could stop anywhere you wanted along the plating process, depending on how much you wanted to spend. Remember the high end triple chrome plating is normally 2 or more trips in copper, then nickel yielding a warmer silver color, then chrome giving the most shine and durability. I've seen stuff my grandfather did at the plant he worked at that was plated so thick it started to obscure detail. They would make stuff out of left over bumper stampings, or plate parts for their personal cars. 
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Whitegas Extraordinaire
Sounds like you could stop anywhere you wanted along the plating process, depending on how much you wanted to spend. Remember the high end triple chrome plating is normally 2 or more trips in copper, then nickel yielding a warmer silver color, then chrome giving the most shine and durability. I've seen stuff my grandfather did at the plant he worked at that was plated so thick it started to obscure detail. They would make stuff out of left over bumper stampings, or plate parts for their personal cars. 


Some additional digging indicates Chrome plating really didn't come about until the late twenties?
I frighten easily!

My current shade is Coleman!!

To me a lamp without a shade is creepy!

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Some additional digging indicates Chrome plating really didn't come about until the late twenties?


Yeah I know earlier motorcycles and automobiles usually were just nickel, even though people refer to it as chrome. I think it was post war that it became really common on everything, so pre war makes sense for it starting. I personally really like the nickel by itself, I feel like it has a warmth to it while chrome has a cool sterile look.

There used to be several small chrome shops around my town until fairly recently. They'd have certain times when they were getting ready to change out the tanks that you could bring them stuff and get it done pretty cheap, but you had to do all the prep and polish. I wish I had taken advantage of that when they were still around.
-Mike
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