A solder that fuses at high temperatures. Hard solder melts at 650 C or above. It is usually composed of a brass alloy, hence the name brazing is used for joining two metals with hard solder. Another type of hard solder is composed of a copper silver alloy. These hard solders that contained silver and were also called silver solders.
Synonyms and Related Terms
brazing solder; brazing alloy; silver solder; Hartlot (Deut.); hard soldeer (Ned.)
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- Ralph Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)
- 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
- Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997
- Encyclopedia Britannica, http://www.britannica.com Comment: "Brazing." Encyclopædia Britannica. 3 Sept. 2004 .
- Art and Architecture Thesaurus Online, http://www.getty.edu/research/tools/vocabulary/aat/, J. Paul Getty Trust, Los Angeles, 2000 Comment: requires temperatures of 750-900 C