It’s 14k, 24k gold is pure, not really used for anything, as it’s too soft. The factory gold layer alone is not worth much, it’s extremely thin even for a plating.Yesterday I picked up an American made 1948-1951 Aristocrat at an estate sale for $20 (no misprint) and they threw in a beater 1930s New for free. Here is my question. The Aristocrat came with a small brown case with dark red interior if that helps with the model (see Schwim's photo on page 1). My question is the plating. Some forums say its 24C gold others say its gold tone. The plating is worn off the comb bars and the doors. If its gold I'll keep it that way, but if gold tone I'll go rhodium. Does anyone know for sure?
Also, any recommendations for platers you have had personal experience with.
Thanks for any information