Definition of Gilding metal
1. Noun. A brass that is rich in copper; used to make articles that were to be gilded.
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Literary usage of Gilding metal
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1. Mixed Metals, Or, Metallic Alloys: Or, Metallic Alloys by Arthur Horseman Hiorns (1901)
"gilding metal.—Alloys of copper and zinc containing upwards of 80 per cent of copper have a reddish-yellow or red tint, and are used as a base for gilding. ..."
2. Illustrated History of Furniture: From the Earliest to the Present Time by Frederick Litchfield (1899)
"The process of gilding metal which was practised by the mounters of the fine old French furniture described in Chapter VI., consisted in applying to the ..."
3. Medical, Matrimonial, and Scientific Expositor: Giving the Most Important by Jefferson B. Fancher (1867)
"gilding metal FOII JEWELLERS.—To 1 pound copper add 1 to 1| ounces of zinc. SOUND COPPER CASTINGS are produced by adding to 1 pound of copper J to 4 ounce ..."
4. Appletons' Cyclopædia of Applied Mechanics: A Dictionary of Mechanical by Appleton, firm, publishers, New York (1878)
"Gilding-metal, for common jewelry. It is made by mixing 4 parts of copper ... The sheet gilding-metal will be found to match pretty well in color with the ..."
5. Appletons' Cyclopædia of Applied Mechanics: A Dictionary of Mechanical by Appleton, firm, publishers, New York (1880)
"Silver solders laminated are employed for all silver works and for common gold work ; also for German silver, gilding-metal, iron, steel, brass, gun-metal, ..."