Pewter Work Enjoying Revival


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Pewter Work Enjoying Revival Spoons Being Made Here
Series Title:
Progress Photos Book No. 4
Uniform Title:
Sims House
Physical Description:
Woolverton, Dave
The St. Augustine Record
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Box: 1NW22
Folder: Sims Silversmith


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Saint Augustine (Fla.)
12 Charlotte Street (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
Sims House (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
Sims Silversmith (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
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North America -- United States of America -- Florida -- Saint Johns -- Saint Augustine -- 12 Charlotte Street
29.896045 x -81.312121

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University of Florida
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Spoons beng furnished and all sorts of silversmith tools on a bench surround Jerry Rooks he trims excess pewter from one' of te many s he has made in the Sims House s in the Restoration Commission's t d

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Pewter Work Enjoying Rev i
By DAVE WOOLVERTON the vice with pliers and cloth. Rooks works at a "silverFor those whose blood turned The spoon pops out when the smith's bench," which is not a cold at the mention of a horri- mold is opened and rapped on bench at all, but a table. It was ble old witch placing .pewter a table. Once it is cooled, the made f'gn of about plates on her feet, balls of yarn spoon is filed smooth and polish- 1770. Te Aagainst ai undeerher arms and mounting ed with a metal cutting com- wall ane ions cut a broom to fly about the sky pound. out socan sit S... the announcement t h a t The antique molds used at the "in" the be almost pewter work has been reviv- restored building don't always surrounded by his tools. ed in St. Augustine should stir work perfectly. Unless the The Sims building could be
interest mold is hot and all other fac- said to have gotten its name Pewter estn tors correct, the metal will not from two men named William Peanter circles, sinc e it was perfectly fill the mold and part Sims. he first as a silver and used very frequently to make of the spoon will not cast. In gold smith who was in St. Augspoons, mugs, dishes and other that case, the process has to be- ustine the 1770's. Old records kitchen utensils in colonial gin again after re-melting the indica' that Sims moved here times. Pewter itself is a metal metal, just before a prpe as put on made up mainly of tin and con- There is metal to trim off a his head in Sava Ga., for taining ay of several other spoon When it is taken from the loyalist activities The second metals mold. The two matching pieces William Sims mber of Pewte o are being of the molddo notft p e the St. Augu made oks of and thus peter ks Restoration an
t e Sims House between the two h Commission. Th
1t Cuna Streets. trimmed from th a liam Lee Sims II of structed the building.
Thepoons are poured into brass file. donated the money tha The building is shown on a molds held in a vice. Molten The spoons are avalablefor --1780 map as a one story woode pewter is poured into a funnel- purchase from the building, building with attic of the En ed end of a mold at the end op- which is open free each day of lish style. posite the handle. The stra re also h an inThe hot mold is taken from formati ter in eparate room Area
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