Spelter

Spelter, while sometimes used merely as a synonym for zinc, is often used to identify a zinc alloy. In this sense it might be an alloy of equal parts copper and zinc, i.e. a brass, used for hard soldering and brazing, or as an alloy, containing lead, that is used instead of bronze. In this usage it was common for many 19th-century cheap, cast arti
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spelter

Zinc alloy, often containing lead, used as a substitute for bronze. Spelter was much used in the 19thC for cheap, cast articles such as candlesticks and clock cases. It was popular as an inexpensive medium for art Nouveau applied ornament and art deco figures.
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Spelter

Spel'ter noun [ Confer LG. spialter , G. & Dutch spiauter . Confer Pewter .] (Metal.) Zinc; -- especially so called in commerce and arts.
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spelter

<chemistry> Zinc; especially so called in commerce and arts. ... Origin: Cf. LG. Spialter, G. & D. Spiauter. Cf. Pewter. ... Source: Websters Dictionary ... (01 Mar 1998) ...
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spelter

noun impure zinc containing about three percent lead and other impurities (especially in the form of ingots)
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Spelter

• (n.) Zinc; -- especially so called in commerce and arts.
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spelter

zinc in the form of slabs cast from the liquid obtained in the process of reducing the ores. Spelter is the most common commercial form of zinc ...
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Spelter

Spelter is an alloy of copper and zinc in equal parts used for hard soldering and brazing. The term is also applied to zinc ingots formed by smelting.
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spelter

Zinc alloy, often containing lead, used as a substitute for bronze. Spelter was much used in the 19thC for cheap, cast articles such as candlesticks and clock cases. It was popular as an inexpensive medium for art Nouveau applied ornament and art deco figures.
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Spelter

Obsolete trade name for zinc. Antique trade name for a zinc-lead alloy used for small statues etc.
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