Date of Award


Degree Type

Bachelors Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Metallurgical Engineering



First Advisor

Professor John P. Spielman

Second Advisor

Professor Curtis L. Graverson


In 1947, out of the 100,000 long tons of tin con­sumed in the United States, 25,000 tons went into solder. Tin plate took 39,000 tons while babbit, bronze and coll­apsible tubes accounted for approximately 17,000 tons. Solder ranked second to tin plate and required more than the next three major uses combined.