The Tinsmith Shop
Tinplate was the 19th century equivalent of plastic: a lightweight, inexpensive, attractive material which could be crafted into a variety of durable and useful items like cups, pans, containers and candleholders. Tin, often called the "poor mans silver" by are midway between the hand skills of the blacksmith and mass-production metal working. traveling tinsmiths was sold to both the rich and poor peddlers. are midway between the hand skills of the blacksmith and mass-production metal working.
The Tinsmith Shop represents a typical New England shop of the 1830s, with authentic tools dating from this period. In this Greenfield Village constructed building, the village tinsmiths create various tinplate items.
During the 2002-2003 restoration, The Tinsmith Shop was relocated to a new location.
Click here to see pictures of the previous location.
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