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  • ROLLED SHEFFIELD SILVER PLATE: What it is and how it began  By :
    It was about 1743 when Thomas Boulsover discovered that an ingot of copper could be given a coating of silver by means of fusion by heat, and that the two metals united could be worked into shape as one. Most importantly, the copper always retained its silver covering, however thinly it was rolled. At first, Boulsover used plated copper for making buttons, boxes and other small wares. However, in the 1750s and 1760s the new process was taken up by other manufacturers and quickly became one of Sh
  • Do Table Linens Play a Major Role in History?  By : Gen Wright
    While few of us would want to return to the hunter-gatherer lifestyle, our ancient ancestors might be fairly afraid if they found themselves in today's world. The idea of consuming a full course meal at a table rather than munching nuts and berries on the go would seem like a pretty daunting change in itself, especially once you add the concept of utensils.
  • Salt And Pepper Shakers As Collectibles  By : Alana Morgaine
    The manufacture of salt and pepper shakers began in earnest when an easy method of ceramic production was discovered in the 1940s. After that time, nearly every collectible category you can imagine had a set of salt and pepper shakers included with it. Given their small size and the need for only limited space to display, collecting salt and pepper shakers was quite a popular hobby and remains so today.
  • Discontinued Wedgewood China  By : Rick Stevens
    Josiah Wedgwood founded the Wedgwood Company in the mid 18th
    century in Stoke on Trent, England. The company got it's start
    as a pottery firm. As their reputation for excellence grew,
    Wedgwood branched out to include many different china patterns,
    art, collectibles, and everyday dinnerware.

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