Hard solder

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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.)

Resources and Citations

  • 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