Where can I rub brass in London?

Where can I rub brass in London?

St Martin-in-the-Fields
The London Brass Rubbing Centre is downstairs at St Martin-in-the-Fields just off Trafalgar Square.

What is brass rubbing called?

Brass rubbings are created by laying a sheet of paper on top of a brass (then called “latten” – a zinc-copper alloy produced via the obsolete calamine brass process) and rubbing the paper with graphite, wax, or chalk, a process similar to rubbing a pencil over a piece of paper placed on top of a coin.

What can you do with brass rubbings?

Brass rubbings make a great memento of a visit to a church and can be hung, framed or placed on a strong background material to make interesting wall hangings.

What are brass rubbings in a church?

Brass rubbings are a method of reproducing, on paper, monumental brasses found across Western Europe. These reproductions are made by taping a large piece of paper across the brass, then rubbing carefully and smoothly with a piece of heelball, a hard wax mixed with lampblack, across the entire brass.

How are brass rubbings done?

What is the difference between brass and naval brass?

Brass is a commonly used metal alloy, which is composed of copper and zinc. Also known as c46400, naval brass is a combination of approximately 60% copper, 39.2% zinc, and . 75% tin.

What is a brass rubbing plate?

What is used for brass rubbing?

Your brass rubbing kit Wax available in sticks and hand-sized cakes, is best, though other waxes can also be used. Most people use black heelball on white paper, though rubbings in coloured waxes on white paper or metallic gold and silver waxes on black paper also produce attractive rubbings.

Does brass patina rub off?

To remove the patina from brass and bronze: Mix 1 teaspoon salt, 1 cup vinegar and enough flour to make a paste. Rub onto the object. Rinse and dry.

How do you know if its real brass?

You can tell the difference with the help of a magnet. If you hold a magnet against the item and feel a pull, you know the piece is brass plated. If there’s no attraction, then the piece is solid brass.

  • November 1, 2022