Tik-tok moved by clockwork, and was made all of burnished copper.
In the first, the implements are rather of copper than of bronze, tin being absent or in small quantities (2 to 3%); the types are common to Syria and Asia Minor as far as the Hellespont, and resemble also the earliest forms in the Aegean and in central Europe; the pottery is all hand-made, with a red burnished surface, gourd-like and often fantastic forms, and simple geometrical patterns incised; zoomorphic art is very rare, and imported objects are unknown.
The foot of the laver was made of burnished brass.
These hardwoods are hand carved, sanded, burnished and stained to a lustrous finish that is low maintenance, yet extremely beautiful.
Initially, the French cavalry was even more bizarrely dressed with burnished silver breastplates and plumed helmets.