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Brass

An alloy of copper and zinc. It has low friction and so is used in manufactured products such as gears and valves. It is also used in musical instruments.. It may be traded as a commodity on exchanges such as the London Metal Exchange.
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Horse brasses were a standard part of draft horse harnesses in England and America.
These became the horse brasses used on leather harness.
In the case of the two high-strength yellow brasses (C86300 and C86400), plates filtered with the fine SC filter could not be filled at 140F (60C) superheat.
Again, there was no difference in the impact values in the case of the two high-strength yellow brasses.
Overall, research showed that the silicon brasses (C87500 and C87800) exhibited excellent castability in both permanent and green sand molds.