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Silversmiths. Of the 1700’s. The Smithy. The Smithy composed of three main parts: The silver shop The forge House of the Smith. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Blacksmith_Shop_Behind_Custom_House.jpg. The Occupation of the Silversmith.

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Silversmiths

Silversmiths

Of the 1700’s


The smithy
The Smithy

The Smithy composed of three main parts:

  • The silver shop

  • The forge

  • House of the Smith

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Blacksmith_Shop_Behind_Custom_House.jpg


The occupation of the silversmith
The Occupation of the Silversmith

  • Silversmiths used metals like gold, silver, brass, and copper.

  • They melted these metals down and poured them into molds, and made things from swords to spoons.

  • They engraved their mark on these objects made by their hand such as an initial or their last name.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Blacksmith_working.jpg


Money in hiding
Money in Hiding

In the days of the 1700s, many people were worried about their money being stolen. So, in case this did happen, the people would go to the local smithy and have their money melted down into unattractive things such as spoons and doorknobs.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Potosi_Real.jpg


Tools
Tools

There were many tools used by the silversmith:

  • Hammer and anvil

  • Crucible

  • Tongs

  • Bellows

  • Metal cooling trough

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Crucibles.jpg


Resources
Resources

  • http://www.ehow.com/about_6636082_history-silversmithing.html

  • Blacksmiths by Bobbie Kalman

  • Colonial Crafts by Bobbie Kalman


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