bell metal


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bell metal:

see bronzebronze,
in metallurgy, alloy of copper, tin, zinc, phosphorus, and sometimes small amounts of other elements. Bronzes are harder than brasses. Most are produced by melting the copper and adding the desired amounts of tin, zinc, and other substances.
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bell metal

[′bel ‚med·əl]
(metallurgy)
An alloy of copper and tin, containing 15-25% tin but 20-24% for best tonal quality.
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German officials declared that they would only claim 70 per cent of Dutch bell metal immediately, but if the war continued after the summer of 1943, the Dutch would have to yield the additional 5 per cent.
68) A re-inventory conducted in an effort to obtain more bell metal showed that 16 per cent of Bohemian and Moravian bells remained in their towers.
144) The release of all bells belonging to the French zone followed in August, after an official French renunciation of reparations claims on German bell metal.
It would in our view be a very serious matter if the refineries in addition to the substantial profits they have made on the 28,000,000 kilos of bell metal which have been melted down, were to be allowed to appropriate these broken fragments.
The alloy used for bell metal is usually approximately 20 per cent tin, and 2 million kilograms of this metal was obtained at the Norddeutsche Affinerie in Hamburg, alone.
Shop for bell metal artefacts in Bastar and visit the potter's enclave in Kondagaon.