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desert rat

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iconnumber posted 08-26-2004 08:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for desert rat     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Greetings,

I've a question regarding a salt shaker I just bought. On the bottom it says

    Sterling
    Columbia
    weighted
    44
It also has 1521 engraved off to the side.

Could anyone tell me what weighted means or any other info one might have?

Thanks
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Kimo

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iconnumber posted 08-27-2004 04:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kimo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Weighted normally means it is made from paper thin sheets of silver and then the interior space is filled with cement or resin or such to give it weight and strength. It is a way for companies to offer silver products at much lower prices than solid silver would otherwise cost.

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desert rat

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iconnumber posted 08-29-2004 09:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for desert rat     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank You Kimo, I appreciate the info.

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