These last 2 posts, and a few more aren’t going to have anything to do with copper pots, so if you aren’t interested in stamps, just ignore. I just needed a place to upload a lot of pictures quickly to be able to send to a friend. Sorry for any inconvenience.🙂
The Paul Revere Collection had a couple of different labels over the years, with two different sets of instructions on removing the protective coating. One basically says to soak in hot water, and the other describes using 409 or some other cleaners to remove it, so I assume they have used various types of coatings over the years. You can read the instructions of both by clicking on each picture in this post. If you don’t know which kind you have, I would recommend soaking it in hot water first, and if that doesn’t work, try the cleaner. Keep in mind that these instructions were intended for removal of this stuff 40-50 years ago, so it might not work so well after all these years. It isn’t easy to remove, in my experience, but it must be done if you intend to use them for cooking.
Once the coating is removed, the copper will begin to tarnish. If you want to polish them back up again, try this copper tarnish remover. It is all natural, and works great in about a minute. http://www.ebay.com/itm/TEXAS-MAGIC-Sparkle-Green-Copper-Natural-Tarnish-Remover-Cleaner-Non-Toxic-Pan-/281162099784?ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT
Here is my little collection of the mini toy
Revere Ware pots and pans. I feel fortunate to have acquired the mini double boiler, and the solid copper whistling tea kettle. The miniature pans were introduced in the 1950’s, and continued sales into the 1960’s, from what I can tell by the old advertisements for them. They really are smaller versions of the full size pots and pans. The tea kettles measure about 3 inches in diameter, so you can get an idea of the size.
My set consists of 3 different size sauce pans, a stock pot, two different sized open skillets, a coffee pot, mixing bowl, whistling tea kettle, solid copper whistling tea kettle, and a measuring cup with lid. The measuring cup is the same size as the large sauce pan. All are copper clad on the bottom with double circle logo, but some are pretty faded.
The original boxes for these toy pans could be flipped over and made into a stove-top.