Pewter Work Enjoying Revival


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Pewter Work Enjoying Revival
Series Title:
Sims Silversmith (Progress Photographs, Book No. 4)
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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 being furnished and all sorts of silversmith tools ona a silv 's ench" surround Jerry Rooks a he trims excess pewter from one of any s s he has made in the Sims House is in the Restoration Commissions
Spoons Being Made ere

Pewter Work Enjoyin Rev
By DAVE WbOLVERTON 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 .pewt a table. nce it is cooled the made f gn of about plates on her feet, balls of yar soonisfiled smooth and polish- 1770. a under her arms and mounting ed with' a metal cutting com- wall and a o s cut a broom to fly about the sky pound ut so sit .the announcement t h a t The antique molds used at the "in" the be almost pewterwrk has been re restored building don't always surrounded by his tools. ed in t. Augustine should stir ork perfectly. Unless the The Sims building could be interest., i oi mold is hot and all other fac- said to have gotten its name Pewter isa common term in tors correct, the metal will not from two men e amed William antique circles, since it was perfectly fill the mold and part Sims.'he first w 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 indicat that Sims moved here times. Pewter itself is metal metal. just before a e Wasput on
made up m ly of tin ad con- There is metal to trim off his head in S a, for
taingal other spoon hen it is taken from the loyalist activ The second S mold. The tw atching pieces William Sims l er of metals tooledlPe ofsthe o are 'being of the molddo ot fit ectly, the 'St. Augh made Rooks of 88 and thus peter s s Restoration a
Se Sims House between thetwo h Commission. Th
atCfuna Streets. trimmed from ths a liam Lee Sims II of structed the building.
Th poqiare poured into brass donated the money tha The building is shown on a molds held in a vice. Molten The spoons are available for 1780 map as a one story wooden pewter is poured into a funnel- purchase from the building, building with attic of the Enged end of a mold at the end o-which is open free each day of lish style. posite the handle. P the wpk. The str re also h an inThA hot mold is taken from formation ter in separate roo e_ io Area
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