Common brass

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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]

Melting Point 930

Additional Information

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