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Materials Mondays: The Bronze Age!

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Materials Mondays: The Bronze Age!

What is Antique Bronze?  Well, there isn't a direct answer to that question without knowing anything about Bronze. Let's start there! Bronze: Bronze is an alloy consisting of 88% primarily copper and commonly paired with about 12-12.5% tin (This is often combined with the addition of other metals like aluminum, nickel or zinc) Occasionally you may see other non metals like arsenic, phosphorus or silicon. These additions produce alloys that are harder than copper alone or provide strength, machinability & ductility.  Bronze enabled people to create metal objects that were harder and more durable than ever before. Initially, bronze was...

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