Ring out those bells

First posted on FB 10/01/2020

Today’s element depiction is a personal one. Bell metal is a form of bronze (an alloy of copper and tin) that is notable for its high tin content: 22% tin rather than the usual 12%. This gives it greater resonance and produces the sound of church bells that we all know and many of us love. So what better way to depict tin than with a lead (that’s pronounced ‘leed’ not ‘led’) of the bell ringing method Tin Surprise Major…

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