1) An archaic word for a mixed metal which was very similar to brass. It was used for many household items, such as basins, ladles, skimmers, but was commonly the metal from which candle-sticks were made.
1400 j candelabrum de laton, York
1434 duo candelabra de laton, Campsall
1535 Item one myllen basyn iij latyn basynes with euers to them belonging, Stillingfleet
1567 Item tenne latten candlesticks, Fixby
1661 Item a latten Chaffer, Langfield. The occupational term is a guide to the early popularity of this metal: 1309 Nicholaus Musket, latoner, York.