Red Brass: The mixture of copper and yellow brass that gives the brass item a reddish tint to the visual color. Paint, and solder does not lower the value. The only item that can be attached to red brass and not lowed the value is copper. All other contaminants must be removed to receive full price. Enamel coating is not accepted in this category.
Yellow Brass: Plumbing fittings, faucets, EDM wire, EDM chops, etc. Chrome (enamel) plate, paint, and solder does not lower the value. The only item that can be attached to brass and not lower the value is copper. All plastic, wood, etc. must be removed to receive full price.
Brass Turnings: Brass turnings or shaving that are dry and clean, free of any other contaminants such as dust or metal. Normally found as a byproduct out of machine chops. EDM chops will be purchased as brass turnings.
Irony Brass: Yellow brass or copper with excessive contamination. Must be at least 50% yellow brass or copper by weight.