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  pewter. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Pewter was early used in East Asia, and Roman pieces are extant.
England was a pewter center from the Middle Ages; pewter was the chief tableware until it was superseded by china.
The collection and study of pewter are increasingly popular, although relatively little old pewter has been preserved because of its small intrinsic value and of the ease with which it may be melted and reused.
www.bartleby.com /65/pe/pewter.html   (300 words)

  
 eBay Guides - Pewter History
Pewter is a general name used to denote a number of alloys of various metals in diverse proportions, the sole common feature of which lies in the fact that tin is always the chief constituent.
Pewter and bronze are related alloys; pewter is mostly tin, with a small amount of copper (and other ingredients), while bronze is an alloy made up primarily of copper, with a small amount of tin.
Around the 12th century, pewter was only within the reach of the wealthy, where it was to be found on tables of castle halls and in the houses of rich merchants and churchmen.
reviews.ebay.com /Pewter-History_W0QQugidZ10000000001901323   (1399 words)

  
  Pewter - LoveToKnow 1911   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
PEWTER, a general name used to denote a number of alloys of various metals in diverse proportions, the sole common feature of which lies in the fact that tin is always the chief constituent.
Another method of working pewter which seems to have been introduced later, and never followed to any great extent, was spinning, by which the vessel was shaped in a mould on a wheel by the mere pressure of a blunt tool, the softness of the metal allowing of its flowing sufficiently for this purpose.
Pewter first appears in history in 1074, when a synod at Rouen permitted its use as a substitute for gold or silver in church vessels, a concession accepted also at Winchester two years later, again withdrawn in 1175, but once more tacitly adopted some twenty years after.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /P/PE/PEWTER.htm   (816 words)

  
 www.pewter.com.au
Pewter may be used as liquid metal to cast the desired forms or it may be rolled into thin sheets for fabrication.
Pewter is considered the fourth most valuable metal in common use right after platinum, gold and silver.
Pewter benefits from handling, so the first rule in caring for your pewter is to use it.
www.pewter.com.au /about.htm   (442 words)

  
 Pewter
Pewter, during the 18th century, was the predominate metal used in the everyday lives of the common household.
Pewter in the 1700's was an alloy of approximately 90% tin with copper, antimony and/or bismuth added for strength.
Because pewter was a "soft" metal (easily dented and bent), it wore out with use about every eight to ten years and could be recast into a new piece.
www.greencastlemuseum.org /Special_Exhibits/pewter.htm   (541 words)

  
 Shirley Pewter History
Hundreds of tons of pewter were imported and crafted in this way during the 1770's and the availability of metal and its popularity with the public created a demand for new artisans and products similar to what had occurred in England years before.
Britannia pewter, as it was called, was harder and more brilliant; giving it a greater appeal to the public.
Pewterers benefited from the new formula, too, for the stronger metal allowed craftsmen to shape forms on lathes, or by die stamping.
www.shirleypewter.com /history.html   (640 words)

  
 Brief History of American Pewter Pewter Collectors Club of America
Pewter is an alloy composed mainly of tin with various amounts of lead, copper, zinc, antimony, and bismuth.
Though pewter was then considered to be somewhat of a luxury item, it had made its appearance in Jamestown, Virginia by 1610, and in the New England area by the 1630s as newly arrived colonists brought pewter with them from their native England.
The Pewter Collectors' Club of America was founded by a group of people vitally interested in the physical products of the trade of the pewterer, the economic impact that the trade produced in the early years of our country, and the varied uses of pewter by the members of our fledgling society.
home1.gte.net /vzn05wao/pcca/pewhist.htm   (2380 words)

  
 Shirley Pewter Shop - The Art of Pewter
The pewter item is pressed against rapidly rotating buffing wheels made of felt with varying abrasives or rouges being applied.
Shirley Pewter is routinely finished with a high luster polish, however a satin finish can be achieved through coarse abrasive and steel wool, creating the brushed effect.
Pewter is spun over the chuck, then each piece of the chuck is removed...like a puzzle.
www.shirleypewtershop.com /2.html   (551 words)

  
 Pewter * PEWTER * pewter
Pewter is an ideal serving vessel for food and beverage, but it should not be used for cooking.
Pewter is so beautiful and versatile as a serving or decorative piece that its use is limited only by your imagination.
Today's pewter is an attractive white or silvery colon.
www.jmw.net /places/pewter.html   (1143 words)

  
 Village Pewter - What is Pewter?
Pewter is not a spectacular metal like silver and gold, and it certainly has none of the delicacy of porcelain.
Pewter alloy is made of tin, bismuth, antimony, and sometimes copper or silver, depending on the alloy your artisan has selected for a specific item.
In Colonial America, artisans made pewter articles in three ways; by melting pewter alloy and casting it in molds, by hammering a flat piece of metal into a shape, and by turning on a lathe.
www.villagepewter.com /whatispewter.html   (525 words)

  
 PewterMarket.com About
Each piece of Woodbury Pewter is hand-crafted from the highest quality pewter using many of the same methods and tools that were used in the 18th and 19th centuries.
pewter should be washed and dried as soon as is practical after use to avoid possible staining caused by certain foods and beverages.
Pewter polish, scouring power or fine steel wool may be used to maintain satin finish pewter, should staining or scratches occur.
www.pewtermarket.com /Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Store_Code=pewter&Screen=about   (671 words)

  
 Pewter History
Pewter ware was originally fashioned in two ways, by hammering or by casting, and the workers in each were strictly differentiated, the former, who worked in fine pewter, being known as Sadware men, the latter who used “ley” as Hollow-ware men.
Another method of working pewter which seems to have been introduced later, and never followed to any great extent, was spinning, by which the vessel was shaped in a mold on a wheel by the mere pressure of a blunt tool, the softness of the metal allowing it to flow sufficiently for this purpose.
Pewter first appears in western recorded history in 1074, when a synod at Rouer permitted its use as a substitute for gold or silver in church vessels a concession accepted also at Winchester two years later, again withdrawn in 1175, but once more adopted some twenty years after.
www.ramshornstudio.com /pewter.htm   (1989 words)

  
 Pewter
Pewter is a metal alloy, or a combination of more than one metal, that consists mainly of tin.
By the mid-1300's, the pewter industry had grown to a point where guilds were formed to assure the quality of work being produced was adequate.
Trifle pewter was used for the same purposes as fine pewter, but was duller and looked less like silver than the fine grade.
aboutgems.org /Pewter.php?keyword=pewter&engine=google&contextual=no   (415 words)

  
 Pewter Mugs, Tankards, Steins, Goblets and wooden beer mugs
This group was granted a charter in 1474 by King Edward IV for the legal manufacture of pewter throughout England.
Pewter cast is quite thick so design is barely visible on the inside (which, in turn, makes it quite heavy for such a small size).
This pewter tankard is the standard one pint size and has a full scene engraving.
all-about-renaissance-faires.com /vessels.htm   (2439 words)

  
 Pewter-miniatures.com Give a gift that lasts forever
Welcome to Pewter House we are a manufacturing and distribution facility of fine pewter miniature figures and jewelry.
Pewter House was formerly known as Metals by Marty.
Pewter House has primarily been selling to retailers such as Hallmarkā„¢ and a number of distributors throughout the country as well.
www.pewter-miniatures.com   (258 words)

  
 Collecting Pewter- Country Home® Magazine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Pewter is a soft tin alloy that has been used for tableware since the reign of the Roman Empire.
Around the start of the 19th century, as silver-plated wares became available, pewter makers adjusted their formula, replacing lead with antimony to get a shinier alloy called britannia.
Many of the pewter pieces you will find at antiques shops and flea markets are from the 19th century.
www.countryhome.com /country_antiques/Collecting_Pewter.htm   (263 words)

  
 Pewter Collectors Club of America   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Pewter is a metal alloy composed primarily of tin with varying amounts of lead,
Pewter was also made and used in great quantities throughout North America
pewterers, their marks, their lives, working periods, and locations.
www.members.aol.com /pewterpcca   (287 words)

  
 The Pewter FAQs at DoItYourself.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Pewter may be pitted or stained by acids and other chemicals in some foods, so wash immediately after using.
Modern pewter can be washed by hand in hot, sudsy water, rinsed, and dried thoroughly with a soft cloth.
To clean and polish pewter with an antique or dull finish, rub in one direction with a paste of rotten-stone and boiled linseed oil.
www.doityourself.com /stry/pewter   (541 words)

  
 Heritage Pewter - Home Page
Pewter is an alloy or mixture of metals that can contain various percentages of tin, lead, antimony, bismuth, copper or silver.
These are to be avoided, especially if the pewter will be used in contact with food or beverages.
Pewter can be cleaned or renewed in several different ways.
www.pewter.com /pewter.aspx   (238 words)

  
 The Pewter Gallery - About Pewter
Pewter is an alloy made primarily of tin, with small amounts of antimony and other metals to add hardness and other desirable features.
Leaded pewter is still a concern for antique pewter objects, but all modern pewter that comes in contact with food is the lead-free variety.
Britannia pewter is not the only variety of lead-free pewter currently available, and it is still possible to find sculptures made from the traditional leaded pewter.
www.pewtergallery.com /about.html   (352 words)

  
 PewterandEngraving.com - Woodbury Pewter Products, BHS Industries, Limited, Boardman Silversmiths, Inc., Engraving, ...
Master craftspeople carefully produce each piece of pewter with the skills and pride that is clearly apparent in every piece.
Pewter should be washed and dried as soon as is practical after use to avoid possible staining caused by certain foods and beverages.
Pewter polish, scouring power or fine steel wool may be used to maintain satin finish pewter, should staining or scratches occur.
www.pewterandengraving.com /scripts/vendorinfo.asp   (430 words)

  
 Maryland themed pewter products
This pewter coffee scoop has an embossed crab on the bowl while the back of the handle looks like a cluster of cattails from the marsh.
A beautiful pewter crab is perched on the edge of a green marble cheese board.
This sturdy bracelet is made of pewter and has a Bay scene of the Hooper Strait Lighthouse and sailboats around the face.
www.marylanddelivered.com /pewter.htm   (876 words)

  
 Metalware : Pewter :
Pewter decoration is pierced leafy diamonds and top is fringed with a pewter petal design.
Made by International Pewter, this is a very old set of serving pieces, consisting of a creamer, sugar bowl and small tray.
This piece is by the Wilton Columbia Pewter Co. and is so marked on the edge Wilton-Columbia USA with the RWP stamps and it is marked on the bottom Wilton-Columbia USA with the RWP stamps..
search.rubylane.com /collectibles/,id=49.6,page=2.html   (1351 words)

  
 Pewter Education
If you're looking for a pewter item, look for a small fineness mark that states "Pewter" — this is the maker's assurance that the item is pure pewter.
To clean pewter, wash it with a mild dish washing soap in warm water, then dry it with a soft, dry cloth.
Pewter polish can be found at most hardware stores or specialty craft stores.
www.bluenile.com /pewter.asp   (234 words)

  
 Pewter City, Kanto
In the northern part of Pewter City, there was a Science Museum.
The Gym Leader in Pewter City is Brock.
The long maze is the only path that connects Pewter City with Cerulean City.
www.geocities.com /pokemontours/Kanto/pewter.htm   (221 words)

  
 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for pewter   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
pewter PEWTER [pewter] any of a number of ductile, silver-white alloys consisting principally of tin.
Huy produces paper, pottery, pewter, and machinery; grains are grown in nearby fields.
Silverware and pewter were made there in the 18th cent.
www.encyclopedia.com /articles/10101.html   (650 words)

  
 Pewter tankards, flasks and quaich bowls
Our Pewter is safe to drink from as it contains no lead, all we ask is that you give it a good wash in a mild detergent first.
Pinder Brothers are manufacturers of fine pewter and silverware and have been a family business since 1877.
Pewter normally gives the appearance of a soft lustrous metal in either highly polished or matt satin finish, though it is sometimes aged chemically to give that old fashioned, antique appearance so typical of production in the Middle Ages.
www.pewter-tankards.co.uk   (276 words)

  
 Oak & Ivory - Pewter
The romance of days gone by and the elegance of natural lighting and lustrous pewter still makes these lamps a reliable lighting source.
Bring the beach to your dining room table with these finely crafted pewter scallop shell candle holders and napkin rings.
Highly polished pewter will complete your dining table with the classic scallop shell designs.
www.oakandivory.com /pewter.asp   (116 words)

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