Monthly Archives: January 2015

Paul Revere The Silversmith

J_S_Copley_-_Paul_RevereMost of my posts have to do with Revere Ware, the copper and stainless steel cookware, but did you know that Paul Revere was actually a silver smith?  Later in life, he started the first copper rolling mill in the USA, but before that, he made many things out of silver.

I have always been fond of silver.  I love feeling it, hearing it, and just the general sight of it.  There is certainly no other metal quite like it.  Aside from it being a precious metal, coins used to be made from silver in several mints across the USA.

One little known thing about silver is its antiseptic properties.  Silver flatware, hollow ware, and table ware, or at least their plated counterparts were used just for this purpose, to stop the bacteria from spreading while contacting food.