Brazing solder

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Description

Currently brazing solder refers to a hard, brass-color solder used for joining two pieces high-zinc brasses. It is composed of 51% copper and 49% zinc. Some ancient brazing solders also contained silver and were called silver solders.

Synonyms and Related Terms

hard solder; silver solder; brasure (Fr.); Hartlot (Deut.); hard soldeer (Ned.); solda de brasagem (Port.)

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • David C. Scott, Metallography and Microstructure of Ancient and Historic Metals, The Getty Conservation Institute, Los Angeles, 1991
  • Dictionary of Building Preservation, Ward Bucher, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York City, 1996
  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 129
  • The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998
  • Website address 1 Comment: www.hants.org.uk/museums/ofr/cmeth_t.html