A new method of tinning iron goods, pins, and other articles of a like nature has teen invented by M. Fouquet, of the Department of the Eure, France, which consists of an amalgam or alloy fusible at low temperatures, composed of quicksilver and tin, or of tin, lead, and bismuth in equal parts. The heat required being no more than that of boiling water greatly facilitates operations, and the articles, which have to be perfectly cleaned before being plunged into the alloy, are found to present perfectly smooth surfaces when withdrawn from the same.