Definition of Type metal

1. Noun. An alloy of tin and lead and antimony used to make printing type.

Specialized synonyms: Slug, Type Slug
Generic synonyms: Alloy, Metal



Definition of Type metal

1. Noun. A metal alloy that is used in traditional typefounding and mechanical typesetting. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Literary usage of Type metal

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1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1911)
"The composition of the type-metal alloy is kept constant; the temperature of the molten metal is carefully regulated by the aid of a pyrometer to about 800* ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"A patent type metal ... Ductility, hard- sss, and toughness are the prime requisites of a type metal. om them can now be distinguished with almost as much ..."

3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"type metal. See TYPE AND TYPE- FOUNDING. TYPE-SETTING MACHINES. See COMPOSING MACHINES. TYPE AND TYPE-FOUNDING. A type for printing is a letter or character ..."

4. Standard Methods of Chemical Analysis: A Manual of Analytical Methods and by Wilfred Welday Scott (1917)
"Analysis of type metal Alloy of Copper, Lead, Antimony, Tin, with Small Amounts of Iron and Arsenic Solution of the Alloy. ..."

5. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge edited by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1883)
"Copper is sparingly used ; one per cent, of it gives to type metal a per- ... type metal, although melting at a comparatively low heat, fills the mould with ..."

6. A History of the Old English Letter Foundries: With Notes, Historical and by Talbot Baines Reed (1887)
"First by forming a mould from types set up, and immersing this within an iron box in a pot of melted type-metal, " as in making stereotype plates ..."

7. A History of the Old English Letter Foundries: With Notes, Historical and by Talbot Baines Reed (1887)
"The plate being so indented, is put into an iron box and immersed in a pot of liquid type-metal, and kept there the proper depth and proper time, ..."

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