Origin of type metal
Examples from the Web for type metal
Historical Examples of type metal
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.
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
Having been sent to the casting-room, the types are slightly oiled, and surrounded with a frame of brass or type-metal.
The type-metal is prepared for immediate use by melting it, as fast as it may be needed, in a small crucible, over a coal fire.