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Thread: Is "Selwin Pewter" mostly tin?

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    Is "Selwin Pewter" mostly tin?

    I see the odd hip flask and other doodad marked "Selwin Pewter." Web searches suggest that these things are made in Malaysia. Is this stuff really pewter/mostly tin, or something else?

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    About all the Malaysian pewter I've found is around 99% tin. Really soft and bends easy.

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    Malaysia is where all tin currently comes from it has been a primary source for the metal for almost a century.

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    Selmark is a trademark of Royal Selangor. Never heard of Selwin. That said, Asian pewter is generally over 95% tin.
    My Straight Shooters thread:
    http://castboolits.gunloads.com/show...raight-shooter

    The Pewter Pictures and Hallmarks thread:
    http://castboolits.gunloads.com/show...-and-hallmarks

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