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Horse brasses came into common use in England, especially on Fair days and other special occasions--whenever the draft teams were decked out in their best harnesses.
Some brasses were geometric designs or shaped like acorns, birds, anchors, bells, etc.
By Victorian times horse brasses were cast in molds, and this process is still used.
The earliest horse brasses were handmade by the village brassmaker or blacksmith, hammered and filed into shape.
The last of the large manufacturers of horse brasses stopped making them in 1810, though a few small businesses still made stamped and cast brasses.
Horse brasses can be purchased new, if you know where to look for them, but old ones are getting harder to find.
In comparing mechanical properties, the silicon brasses (C87500 and C87800) exhibited the highest tensile properties, followed by the silicon bronzes (C87600 and C97610) and the high-zinc yellow brasses (C85800).
The corrosion behavior of silicon brasses (C87500 and C87800), high-zinc yellow brass (C85800), low-zinc yellow brass (C85200), leaded-tin bronze (C83450) and silicon bronzes (C87600 and C87610) in permanent mold and sand-cast conditions was studied in soft water by M.