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Samuel Brueton 32 Brittannia metal finisher, b Birmingham Mary Ann Brueton 30 dressmaker, b Birmingham Samuel H Brueton 2
Britannia metal or britannium is a pewter-type alloy favoured for its silvery appearance and smooth surface Britannia is a specific type of pewter branded for marketing purposes. It is typically spun rather than cast
After the development of electroplating with silver in 1846, Britannia metal was widely used as the base metal for silver plated household goods and cutlery. The Britannia metal was generally used as a cheaper alternative to electroplated nickel silver (EPNS) which is more durable.