The History of Tinsmithing

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The History of Tinsmithing

February 24, 2024 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


A tinsmith, sometimes known as a whitesmith, tinner, tinker, tinman, or tinplate worker is a person who makes and repairs things made of tinware or light metal. The tinsmith learned his trade, like many other artisans, by serving an apprenticeship of 4 to 6 years with a master tinsmith. Among the things they made were cake stamps (cookie cutters), pill boxes, and other simple items. There will be a display of items made through the ages and books about tin things you can make at home with simple tools. A demonstration on how to make a tin punch lantern will take place at 1 PM.

Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Discovery Center
10 AM-4 PM

All ages are welcome.
Free; registration is not required.

Chris Allen


February 24, 2024
10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Oakwoods Nature Preserve, Discovery Center
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