The History of Brass
Brass is a metal composed of both copper and zinc. The ratio of each of these metals to each other determines the shade of the brass, as it varies from a dark reddish-brown colour to a white-silvery yellow.
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The creation and use of brass dates back to as early as 3000 BC in Syria and eastern Turkey. It was used to make various tools, weapons and everyday objects such as coins or candlesticks. The production of brass became more important and heavily relied upon during and post the industrial revolution.
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