n.1.(Metal.) A variety of bronze possessing great hardness, elasticity, and toughness, obtained by melting copper with tin phosphide. It contains one or two per cent of phosphorus and from five to fifteen per cent of tin.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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This was reduced by blow torch to small pieces called light iron that was recycled in the cupalos of the steelworks after the phosphor-bronze bearings and copper-lined fireboxes had been separated.
The relays are available in three-, five- or eight-deck configurations and have double-wiping, silver inlay phosphor-bronze contacts.
Rotor contacts are double-wiping, and they are made of silver inlay phosphor-bronze. Stationary contacts are silver-plated with integral screw-type terminals.