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