This section is from the book "The Tinman's Manual And Builder's And Mechanic's Handbook", by Isaac Ridler Butt. Also available from Amazon: The Tinman's Manual And Builder's And Mechanic's Handbook.
The "Paris Scientific Review" has published, for the benefit of the industrious workers in metals, the best receipts for composing all the various factitious metals used in the arts; the following are a few: -
Statuary Bronze. - Dareet has discovered that this is composed of copper, 91.4; zinc, 5.5; lead, 1.7; tin, 1.1.
Bronze for Cannon of Large Calibre. - Copper, 90; tin, 7.
Pinchbeck. - Copper, 5; zinc, 1.
Bronze for Medals.- Copper, 100; tin, 8.
Alloy for Cymbals. - Copper, 80; tin, 20.
Metal for the Mirrors of Reflecting Telescopes. - Copper, 100; tin, 50.
White Argentan. - Copper, 8; nickel, 3; zinc, 35; this beautiful composition is in imitation of silver.
M. Mairer discovered the following proportions: -Silver,2.5; copper, 65.24; zinc, L9.52: nickel, 13; cobalt of iron, 0.12.
Tutenag;.-Copper, 8; nickel, 3; zinc, 5.
Printing Characters. - Lead, 4; antimony, 1. For stereotype plates-Lead, 9; antimony, 2; bismuth, 2.