Also known as "engravers brass" because it's easy to machine, stiff, resists corrosion, and polishes to an exceptional sheen. 353 brass is somewhat less formable than other brass alloys and is rated poor to fair for cold and hot working. Soldering is rated as excellent, brazing as good, but the lead content meant that welding is inadvisable. Beyond usage in brass placards and signs, it is often used in nuts, gears, door hardware, and furniture drawer handles.
Common Trade Names
UNS C35300, CDA 353, C353, ISO CuZn37Pb2, Free-Cutting Brass, High Leaded Brass