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Proudly promoting itself as "the largest home building organization in the world," Sears, Roebuck and Company advertised in 1932 products in a handsome catalog that also displayed a full-size replica of Mount Vernon, created from Sears materials for a Paris exposition in 1932. At the heart of this now-rare publication were measured floor plans for 68 Sears homes. Over 200 illustration displayed interiors and exteriors for such handsome residences.

                                   
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Caring for Quadruple Silver
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The process of silver plating is done by electroplating a thin layer of silver over a stronger and usually less expensive base metal. With its silver finish, improved durability and pricing that was more affordable than pure silver pieces, quadruple silver plate soared in popularity during the late 19th century.

Rinse quadruple silver plate in warm water immediately after use to remove the acids from foods such as eggs, mayonnaise, salt, mustard, lemon juice and other fruits that can cause discoloration or tarnish.

Hand-wash quadruple silver plate in warm, soapy water using Dawn Dish Detergent rather than putting it in the dishwasher. Do not use citrus-scented dish soap when washing quadruple silver plate, because the citric acid may damage the silver plating. And do not soak quadruple silver plate in water, as prolonged immersion can damage the finish of the silver plating.

Dry quadruple silver plate immediately using a soft, 100-percent-cotton dishtowel. Avoid allowing quadruple silver plate items to drip dry in a dish rack, as this can cause unsightly water spots to form on the surface.

Wrap quadruple silver plate in tarnish-resistant silver cloth and store in a cool, dry cabinet when not in use.

Polish quadruple silver plate periodically using a commercial silver polishing product such as Wright's or Weiman silver cream. Apply the silver polish to your quadruple silver plate using a soft, 100-percent-cotton dishtowel or a jersey knit rag. Use the silver polishing product according to package instructions for best results.



Do not use citrus-scented dish soap when washing quadruple silver plate, because the citric acid may damage the silver plating.


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