bell metal


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Wikipedia.

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.
..... Click the link for more information.
.

bell metal

[′bel ‚med·əl]
(metallurgy)
An alloy of copper and tin, containing 15-25% tin but 20-24% for best tonal quality.
References in periodicals archive ?
We have also brought in Bell Metal dishware which not only enhances your savory experience but also imparts an extra dose of some essential minerals." said Mr.
Forging, while effective when bell metal is at its peak temperature, quickly becomes destructive as the metal cools, fracturing the surface of the raw bell.
After the German invasion of the Netherlands, the occupation authorities declared that they would confiscate 75 per cent of Dutch bell metal. Since this was less than the initial Dutch plan of confiscation (set at 90 per cent) an additional number of bells were added to the protected list and marked M.
Look out for works in bell metal or dokra, iron work, kosa silk and terracotta.
Traditional communities are the fountainhead of arts and craft, and the people of Bastar are no different, with their exceptional heritage of dhokra or bell metal casting, wrought iron, and terracotta.
The food, served in bell metal utensils, is divided into three thalis- Grameen with simple but hearty rural fare, the Mussalmander thali with lots of meat and the Zamindari thali, a cross between the two.