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There's a lot of zinc in the bronze on this page. Shouldn't that be tin? As far as I know, zinc-copper alloys are called brass, not the same at all. Andi d (talk) 16:41, 2 September 2012 (UTC)


The statement "Bronze is considerably less brittle than iron." was nonsensical. I have deleted it. Pure iron is extremely flexible and ductile. However, this leaves the article without a coherent description of the mechanical properties of bronze, which were life-changing and of major importance for human cultural and economic development. Bronze age refers. Can anyone contribute factually accurate information here?? Plantsurfer (talk) 23:03, 9 November 2012 (UTC)

The wording about bronze being harder than wrought iron is wrong. Better source here. Arlosuave (talk) 04:21, 1 May 2013 (UTC)


Historically, a lot of bronze has been made into cannon. I think this should be mentioned. J S Ayer (talk) 01:14, 9 April 2013 (UTC)

Latten is: what ?[edit]

Introduction: 1st para, last sentence: "Historically the term latten was used for such alloys." Which alloys ? The context leaves it unclear whether latten refers to bronze or copper alloys. Please would someone knowledgeable correct this ? Thanks. Darkman101 (talk) 05:46, 17 December 2013 (UTC)

Bronze Statues[edit]

The subsection on bronze statues contains the following sentence:

Bronze sculptures, although known for their longevity, still undergo microbial degradation; such as from certain species of yeasts. 

Following the link that was provided and searching the article on the other end, the only reference that I could find was a species of yeast that grows on modern plastic coatings put protectively on ancient bronze statues. There is nothing about the yeast attacking the bronze itself. I propose that this sentence and the accompanying reference be totally removed, since the statement is fictional and the linked article contains absolutely no information about bronze itself. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Lakewind Writing (talkcontribs) 18:07, 1 February 2014 (UTC)

Nitpick: Serbo-Croatian name for bronze[edit]

As it currently stands in the article:

early Persian birinj, biranj (برنج) "brass" (modern berenj), piring (پرنگ) "copper",[4] from which also came Serbo-Croatian pìrinač "brass",[5] Georgian brinǰao "bronze", Armenian płinj "copper".

Note that Pirinač means "rice" in Serbian. The correct word is "bronca" in Croatian, and "Bronza"/" Бронза " in Serbian.

See: ,Бронза

-- (talk) 08:59, 22 April 2014 (UTC)