PEWTER EMU SMALL: The emu is the second largest bird living on earth today. Unable to fly, it cn run at speeds of 50 kph. It grows to a height of 2 metres and is found throughout mainland Australia from tropics to desert to snow areas, living on mainly grass seeds and grain. It is features on Australia’s Coat of Arms, along with the Kangaroo.
PEWTER :- Since earlier times, craftsmen have been extracting a small amount of a shiny precious metal (Tin) from a mass of rock, and then using that metal to manufacture articles to decorate their homes.
Tin is the fourth most valuable metal in general use, after Platinum, Gold and Silver, and has been used to manufacture Pewter since those early times.
Modern Pewter is an alloy that contains 92% Tin, 6% Antimony and 2% Copper. The Antimony is used to harden the alloy, and the Copper is used to improve its workability.
To maintain the finish of your Pewter articles, wash in hot water using liquid soap and rinse in almost boiling water. Immediately dry and polish with a soft cloth.