The shell is then backed with type metal and finished in the usual way.
Antimony is used as an alloy in type metal, pewter, and babbitt metals.
The relief may be transferred to plaster of Paris, and from this may be made a plate in type metal.
For experimental purposes a blank cast in type metal is excellent and will last as long probably as required.
Tin is also a constituent of certain kinds of brass, bronze, and other alloys, such as white metal and type metal.
To produce them stucco moulds are prepared, and from these the casts in type metal are taken.
type metal, an alloy of antimony and lead, expands on solidifying to form the sharp outlines of good type.
Thus, bronze is an alloy of copper and tin; brass, an alloy of copper and zinc; and type metal, an alloy of lead and antimony.