Brass

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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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One of the stipulations of the donation was for the publication of "a book based on the Utley Collection describing in detail the history of the family of high brass instruments" (p.
The six-inch high brass trinket became an Albion mascot earlier this season but was stolen when boss Ray Harford quit the club for Queen's Park Rangers in November.
It was a real revelation to learn that high brass shells had low bases and low brass shells high bases.
British presence in Ammo will be sold for scrap, with the high brass and steel content meaning decommissioned rounds can be sold for PS2,000 per ton.
Marking the event as a priority area in terms of policy and implementation, was the presence of former Anglo high brass, Clem Sunter, at the official opening.