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Usually an alloy of copper and tin, although there are types without tin. Bronze is used in bearings, bushings, gears, valves, and other fittings both for water and steam. Lead, zinc, silver, and other metals are added for special-purpose bronzes. Tin bronze, including statuary bronze, contains 2–20% tin; bell metal 15–25%; and speculum metal up to 33%. Gun metal contains 8–10% tin plus 2–4% zinc.
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