Early American Copper, Tin and Brass: Hand-Crafted Metalware from Colonial Times
This is the fascinating story of how these important early products were made and used, ranging from the simple tin pot to an elaborate brass chandelier. The book covers items used in the kitchen, living room, and bedroom: sconces, lanterns, trays, candle molds, candlesticks, andirons, ladles, bed warmers, braziers, stills, kettles, pans, and a multitude of other objects
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