Definitions for "Britannia Metal"
Keywords:  antimony, pewter, tin, sheffield, alloy
An alloy of tin antimony and copper, used during the 19th century as a substitute for pewter.
2 % Copper 90 % Tin 8 % Antimony British Association Threads See: B.A. Threads
An English trade description for a lead-free pewter alloy containing antimony and copper. This alloy was first introduced into England by a French pewterer, James Taudin, in the mid-17th century, but it was not rolled into sheets and formed by spinning and stamping until the late 18th century by Sheffield manufacturers. The formula was discovered by American pewterers in the early 19th century.