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T h e outstanding metallic property o f reflection had been used since antiquity in both solid metallic mirrors and as a backing to glass. Mdnsson describes (f 1515) the application o f tin to glass with mercury, while Hans Sachs mentions (perhaps with poetic licence) lead (1568), and Biringuccio antimony (1540), as a backing for glass [S, 26, 3]. Porta refers to tin amalgam on glass (1589), and also to a kind o f Christmas-tree ornament lined with an alloy o f antimony and lead by pouring in the molten metal and draining out that which did not stick [16].

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