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the alloy used to make the type in metal setting

COMMENT: The metal used in setting is an alloy of lead, tin and antimony, usually about 70% lead, 10% tin and 20% antimony. Lead is too soft to be used alone, and antimony is added to make it hard, while the tin makes the alloy tougher and also more fluid when liquid. Metal used in Linotype and Monotype machines has a higher proportion of lead.



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