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A copper and zinc alloy which may sometimes contain a small quantity of other metals
(tin*, lead*, iron, and aluminium*) whereas bronze is only made out of copper and tin.
Brass is a very malleable and pliable alloy. At times it is used in printmaking and
in the 19th century it was particularly used to make plates for maps. Brass is also
used to plate iron, steel, or zinc by electrolytic means.
[* galvanic processes,
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