Britannia Metal - (Metal) Glossary of Antique Terms B

Britannia Metal - (Metal) An alloy, consisting of 90 per cent tin and 10 per cent antimony, which has a white silvery appearance, invented in the mid-eighteenth century. A cheaper alloy containing 94 per cent tin and 5 per cent antimony has a small addition of copper, which gives it a slightly yellow color.


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