Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Phosphor-bronze consists of bronze (q.v.) with which is combined a very small quantity of phosphorus. This addition favourably influences the quality of the metal to a marked extent. The alloy formed is paler than the original bronze, is malleable and ductile, and withstands a very great tensile stress. It is also suitable for castings, and resists the corrosive action of both water and the atmosphere far better than bronze itself.