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An alloy of lead, tin, and antimony, used for casting type.
- ‘Throughout history, lead has been used for many important applications, including water and sewer pipes, cable coverings, type metal, paints, food and tobacco wrappings, and gasoline additives.’
- ‘Other important applications include counterweights, battery clamps and other cast products such as: bearings, ballast, gaskets, type metal, terneplate, and foil.’
- ‘For example, when used as an alloy in type metal, it expands to fill all the corners of a mold, forming clean, crisp letters, numbers, and symbols.’
- ‘A mold was made from the handset type, and type metal was cast into this mold.’
- ‘Among the uses of zinc alloys are automobile parts, roofing, gutters, batteries, organ pipes, electrical fuses, type metal, household utensils, and building materials.’
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