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Buyers Of Scrap Pewter (Hollow and Counter)

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Pewter:

a malleable metal alloy, traditionally 85–99% tin, with the remainder consisting of copper, antimony, bismuth and lead.

 

 

Copper and antimony act as hardeners while lead is common in the lower grades of pewter, which have a bluish tint. It has a low melting point, around 170–230 °C (338–446°F), depending on the exact mixture of metals.

The word pewter is probably a variation of the word spelter, a colloquial name for zinc.

History

Pewter was first used around the beginning of the Bronze Age in the Near East. The earliest piece of pewter found is from an Egyptian tomb from 1450 BC.

Buyers Of Scrap Hollow Pewter

Pewter Figure

AWA purchase scrap pewter in various forms. Hollow pewter is the most common, consisting of jugs, bowls, plates and ornaments which we smelt into large ingots for recycling back into the industry.

 

 

Buyers Of Scrap Counter Pewter

Counter Pewter

 

Counter pewter is also common at AWA Refiners. This pewter was used in manufacturing bar counter tops. A lot of bars are now replacing these with more modern style materials therefore creating scrap counter pewter for smelting.

 

Buyers of Pewter.

AWA Refiners are leading buyers of pewter. For up to date prices please contact our traders on

Tel: 01279 423743

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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