Our tin shop is world-famous for its quality and craftsmanship. In addition to canteens and cartridge box tins, we have a nice variety of other handcrafted products. These items are all hand-made here by experts.
The craft of the tinsmith (or tinker) is fast disappearing. Many of the these items are hand worked, hand soldered, and riveted - true to the tinner's art of the past. We do make the concession of using lead-free solder on the joints of items which may be used for food and drink.
Lead free solder is used for food and drink. Lead free sholder has a lower melting point; therefore, it is important to keep items 1/2 full of liquid when cooking over a campfire.
For outdoor use you can spray the tinware with a clear polyurethane. This will lessen the rusting process.
Candle Holders and Lanterns
This simple lighting item can be carried in the haversack without the chimney or used in camp with the chimney. The center has a candlestick base. The outside edge prevents wax drip. It may be painted and decorated. Comes in handy in the modern world when the electricity goes off.
4" in diameter with a glass chimney.
This candle holder and tinder box provides an authentic way to carry candles, matches, punk, flint and steel, etc. within the box and use the candle holder on top.
4" diameter x 2 3/4" high.
This small gourd shaped lamp has a hinged lid, a handle with a hook for hanging and a chain with a wick pick. Furnished with a wick. Use only oil such as Everglow by Dixen Enterprises. Keep your wick down to eliminate smoke and you can enjoy period lighting at its most nostalgic.
For use on the desk or table, this style lamp represents another of the most popular basic styles used in the 19th century and earlier.
Furnished with a wick and pick. Do not attempt to use anything like kerosene or lighter fluid. Only the most mild lamp oils are
safe. Originally, they used whale oil because of its purity and cleanliness. 4" in diameter X 4 1/2" high.
Similar to an example in the Henry Ford Collection, this little gem provides a small, sturdy lamp which may be easily carried. Furnished with a wick and pick. Extreme care should be exercised in using these lamps. While the lamp oil is flammable only at the wick, you do have an open flame.
#311RW Petticoat Candle Holder $25.65
This small candleholder is useful both in camp and about the home as the ideal period light. It is hand crafted in our shop following a popular period design.
#309RW Adjustable Candlestick $54.00
This candlestick has an adjustable feature which allows for candle storage in the stick. More important, by only allowing a bit of the candle to stick up, the body acts as a heat sink making candles last longer. (A.K.A "Courting Candle" You can determine the length of your daughter's suitors stay by positioning the candle to burn a short time or long time depending on how much you like the feller!!!)
This lantern seems to be the standard item of lighting in living history today. Three sides are of glass and a tin reflector is the back, giving weather-proof lighting. The lantern may be painted and decorated as was most often done in the past. 5" x 5"x10" high.
From the F.J. Kravic collection, as shown in the Encyclopedia of the American Revolution. This large lantern is the one chosen by the National Park Service for us to make to light the "George Washington Birthplace National Historic Site." The lantern is 12" tall and the base measures 4 1/2 inches square.
The National Park Service recently requested that we use their research material to produce this lantern. It is shaped like a sconce, has a ring inside to accommodate a chimney, and a handle on the back. The handle has a slotted hole which will allow the lantern to be hung from a nail like a sconce if desired.
7 1/2" tall and 2 1/2" diameter. With Glass chimney.
#303RW Tin and Glass Candle Lantern $244.28
This is the most intricate piece of work- the most pleasing lantern we have made. It will do as well for household or for tent lighting. It is over 13" tall. As with all our tinware, this item is hand made of heavy gauge material.
(Allow approx 6-8 weeks for delivery on this lantern. Quality takes time!)
#317RW Triangle Tin Lantern $94.50
This lantern has a triangular form with a tin back and two angled glass windows protected by wires. Each side measures 6" and it is 15" in height including the circular hanger.
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