Argentine metal

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A silver-like metal alloy that is composed of 85.5% tin and 14.5% antimony. The hard, shiny metal was easy to cast. Argentine alloy was used for casting statuettes and small ornaments.

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  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 425
  • Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997
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