- a bronze, composed of about 80 percent copper, 10 percent tin, 9 percent antimony, and 1 percent phosphorus, having great hardness and resistance to corrosion.
Origin of phosphor bronze
Examples from the Web for phosphor bronze
Historical Examples of phosphor bronze
The air chamber is made of the finest compressed steel, or of phosphor-bronze, a third of an inch thick.The Romance of Modern Invention
This contact is made by tripping a little lever by means of a toothed wheel of phosphor-bronze.
The power is applied directly to the work, the only friction being that of the steel shaft in phosphor-bronze bearings.
If great tensile strength is wanted, iron or steel will supply it at a fraction of the cost of phosphor-bronze.
Phosphor-bronze in a line of given length and resistance has 3.84 times the weight of soft copper.
- any of various hard corrosion-resistant alloys containing copper, tin (2–8 per cent), and phosphorus (0.1–0.4 per cent): used in gears, bearings, cylinder casings, etc