Muntz metal

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A yellow Brass alloy developed in 1832 by George Muntz. Muntz metal contains 60% Copper and 40% Zinc. It is a standard product of brass mills and is used for sheathing, fittings and small parts. Occasionally small amounts (<1%) of Lead or Tin are added to improve workability or corrosion resistance, respectively.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Muntz's metal; yellow metal; malleable brass; muntz metaal (Ned.)

Resources and Citations

  • Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 523
  • Dictionary of Building Preservation, Ward Bucher, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York City, 1996

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