Tombac

Tombac, as it is spelled in French, or Tombak, is a brass alloy with high copper content and 5-20% zinc content. Tin, lead or arsenic may be added for colouration. It is a cheap malleable alloy mainly used for medals, ornament, decoration and some munitions. In older use, the term may apply to brass alloy with a zinc content as high as 28%-35%. ==...
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tombac

[n] - an alloy of copper and zinc (and sometimes arsenic) used to imitate gold in cheap jewelry and for gilding
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Tombac

• (n.) An alloy of copper and zinc, resembling brass, and containing about 84 per cent of copper; -- called also German, / Dutch, brass. It is very malleable and ductile, and when beaten into thin leaves is sometimes called Dutch metal. The addition of arsenic makes white tombac.
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tombac

<chemistry> An alloy of copper and zinc, resembling brass, and containing about 84 per cent of copper; called also German, or Dutch, brass. It is very malleable and ductile, and when beaten into thin leaves is sometimes called Dutch metal. The addition of arsenic makes white tombac. ... Alternative forms: tombak, and tambac. ... Origin: Pg. T...
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tombac

tombak noun an alloy of copper and zinc (and sometimes arsenic) used to imitate gold in cheap jewelry and for gilding
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Tombac

Tom'bac noun [ Portuguese tambaca , tambaque , from Malay tambāga copper; confer Sanskrit tāmraka ; confer French tombac .] (Metal.) An alloy of copper and zinc, resembling brass, and containing about 84 per cent of copper; -- called also Germ...
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Tombac

A brass alloy 88% copper and 12% zinc.
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Tombac

A type of brass that was used to make Canadian 5 cent coins in 1942 and 1943. There was a shortage of the usual nickel due to World War II. A shortage of copper forced a switch to Chromium plated steel in 1944.
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tombac

cheap gold-coloured alloy of zinc and copper
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Tombac

Tombac, also known as Muntz metal and patent metal, is a full yellow coloured metal alloy. It is a kind of brass containing 60% copper and 40% zinc invented in 1832 by G F Muntz.
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