The melting-point of nickel is too high to admit of zinc being introduced into it after the nickel is molten. The addition of 1/10 Per cent. of magnesium is said to improve the working properties of this alloy. It is not likely that important applications will be long wanting for a metal possessing such valuable properties as malleable nickel, the price (about 4s. a lb.) being comparatively low. Malleable nickel anodes are already being substituted for the old cast anodes. The former certainly have a great advantage in their uniformity of structure, which not only prevents to a great extent their being eaten away irregularly, but also avoids loss through secondary currents. (Prof. Huntington, Jl Soc. Chem. Ind.)

See also under "Alloys," pp. 20, 22, 25, 35, 41.