tutania


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tutania

(tjuːˈteɪnɪə)
n
(Metallurgy) an alloy containing tin, antimony, and copper, having a low melting point, and used mostly for decorative purposes. Also called: Britannia metal
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The classic British 'toys' were 'ingenious contrivances', attractive gadgets, sleek little masterpieces that worked, made of iron and steel, silver plate, and all manner of alloys--brass, tin, pinchbeck and tutania. Showcase factories in Birmingham and Sheffield were on the international tourist route.