Britannia metal

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an alloy similar to pewter

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Are the Academy Awards Within a few years, bronze was abandoned in favor of britannia metal, a pewter-like alloy which is plated in copper, nickel silver and 24-carat gold.
The Britannia metal ale jug is expected to sell for up to PS10,000 Picture: Byrne's Chester
Similarly, the advent of steam power and other mechanical advances in factories and the appearance of new alloys like Britannia metal (tin, antimony and copper) and so-called nickel silver (really nickel brass) added to the success of mass-production.
This is the Britannia Metal which was widely electro-plated and used for items such as tea services in the 19th century.