The most commonly used commercial brass. Formerly called market brass, common brass is a mill standard that contains 65% copper and 35% zinc (Brady 1971). It is ductile and is used for drawing, forming and spinning.
Synonyms and Related Terms
latão (Port.); high brass; market brass; yellow brass [American Brass]
G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, 10th edition, McGraw-Hill, New York, 1971.
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 397
- Dictionary of Building Preservation, Ward Bucher, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York City, 1996