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Princeton's WordNet

  1. alpha-beta brass, Muntz metal, yellow metal(noun)

    a brass that has more zinc and is stronger than alpha brass; used in making castings and hot-worked products

Webster Dictionary

  1. Muntz metal

    see under Metal


  1. Muntz metal

    Muntz metal is a form of alpha-beta brass with about 60% copper, 40% zinc and a trace of iron. It is named after George Fredrick Muntz, a metal-roller of Birmingham, England who commercialised the alloy following his patent of 1832. Known both as Muntz Metal and Yellow Metal, the alloy must be worked hot and is used today for corrosion resistant machine parts. Its original application was as a replacement for copper sheathing on the bottom of boats, as it maintained the anti-fouling abilities of the pure copper at around two thirds of the price. It became the material of choice for this application and Muntz made his fortune. Later it was used to sheathe the piles of piers in tropical seas, as a protection against teredo shipworms, and in locomotive tubes. After successful experimentation with the sheathing Muntz also took out a patent for bolts of the same composition. These too proved a success as they not only were cheaper but also very strong and lasted longer. A notable use of Muntz Metal was in the hull of the Cutty Sark.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of muntz metal in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of muntz metal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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