ANTIMONY is of a silvery white colour, brittle and crystalline in its ordinary texture. It fuses at about 800°, or at a dull red beat, and is volatile at a white heat Its specific gravity is 6712. Hatchett, Phil Trans. 1803. Brande, 849.
Antimont expands on cooling; it is scarcely used alone, except in combination with similar bars of other metals for producing thermo-electricity: but antimony, which in the metallic state is frequently called " regulus," is generally combined with a large portion of lead, and sometimes with tin, and other metals. See Lead and Tin.
" Antimony and tin, mixed in equal proportions, form a moderately hard, brittle, and very brilliant alloy, capable of receiving an exquisite polish, and not easily tarnished by exposure to the air; it has been occasionally manufactured into speculums for telescopes. Its s. g., according to Gallert, is less than the mean of its constituent parts." - Aikin't Dictionary.