Collecting Copper and Brass (Hardcover)

By Geoffrey Wills

Hesperides Press, 9781443735544, 168pp.

Publication Date: November 4, 2008

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (7/1/2006)

List Price: 38.99*
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Description

This is a complete guide to collecting copper and brass, beginning with the composition and properties and how it is treated for manufacture. It includes descriptions of brass, bronze, ormulu, pinchbeck, Muntz's metal, gunmetal and bell metal, and how these are made into useful articles or ornaments. Copper and brass have been used during many centuries all over the world, and this book includes products in the metals from Europe, India and the Orient and Africa. There are notes on repairs and preservation and hints on collecting and display. The book describes a list ranging alphabetically from ale and spirit measures to wax jacks and weights and measures it also discusses such things as aquamaniles, buttons, ormulu mounts and mortars, armory and much else. Contents Include COPPER AND ITS ALLOYS: Mining and Manufacture Alloys, Composition and Uses Countries in Which Copper Alloys Have Been Used A DICTIONARY OF ARTICLES MADE FROM COPPER AND ITS ALLOYS: Fakes Cleaning.