Red brass

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A copper-zinc alloy. Red brass can be composed of Copper (75-85%), Zinc (15-20%), Lead (0.06% max.) and Iron (0.05% max.). It is resistant to atmospheric corrosion and dezincification. Red brass is used for architectural trim, weather stripping, electrical circuits, piping, costume jewelry and inexpensive containers.

Synonyms and Related Terms

bronze rouge (Fr.); latão vermelho (Port.)

Physical and Chemical Properties

Melting Point 1027 C
Density 8.75 g/ml

Resources and Citations

  • Van Nostrand's Scientific Encyclopedia, Douglas M. Considine (ed.), Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 1976
  • 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. 655, 116, 222
  • Dictionary of Building Preservation, Ward Bucher, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York City, 1996

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