General

General

 
Metalware   GeneralHumans have used metal objects to help and assist then in their daily endeavours. Before electricity, creating fire and light was a major problem and as a consequence a whole industry, terminology and paraphernalia accompanied the ritual of lighting the fire and making light. Metal has played a major part in cooking through the ages and even today we us a range of metal items when preparing, cooking and serving food and drink. However the shape and types of metals used has changed over time and some are no longer used today. Jelly moulds, ale warmers, bed warmers, wax jacks, chamber sticks, taper sticks, snuffers and trays, trivets, footmen, sadirons, fenders and firedogs were all items in everyday use that our ancestors took for granted that today makes an enjoyable collecting area.
 
 

Collecting Brass & Copper

 
Copper Coal ScuttleTraditionally country antique dealers stocked a good selection of brass and copper articles. In London alone there are shops given over almost exclusively to them. And yet at present, unless an article can be proved to be of an earlier date than 1600 it is unlikely to have very great value. So you could start collecting brass and copper now quite easily and perhaps your heirs will ultimately reap the benefit.
 

How Not To Polish A Metal item

 
PittingMost people choose not to polish a piece, based on the amount of work involved. Modern environment-friendly metal polishes reduce repolishing to a minimum and thus the amount of work involved.
 

How To Polish A Metal Item

 
William ShakespeareWilliam Shakespeare once wrote, “To be or not to be, that is the question”. We cannot improve on Billy the Bard's quotation, but we have to ask To polish or not to polish, that is the question.
 
This is perhaps one of the most controversial and sensitive areas associated with antiques. Some specialists will say to polish whilst others will say not to polish, so there is little wonder that confusion exists.
 

Metal Polishing Myths

 
SalesmanWhat is good metal polishing practice?
 
Is it true that the metal polishing industry deliberately perpetuates some of the myths and bad practices? In some cases perhaps, whilst in other cases, it may just be common errors of judgement.
 
It is now possible to discover why brass and copper crack and why some polishes will deteriorate by themselves in good environments.
 
All will be explained so be ready to see some interesting facts.
 

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