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Origin of type metal
Words nearby type metal
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With a result not very different was the application of antimony in the composition of printer's type-metal.History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume II (of 2)|John William Draper
Type-metal—a composition mainly of lead and antimony—is poured into this mould, forming a cast of the face of the type.
Into this mould the type-metal is poured and the plate formed.
This shell is backed with type-metal and is then ready for use.What Philately Teaches|John N. Luff
Type-metal is an alloy of lead with antimony and tin, to which occasionally a small quantity of copper or zinc is added.