Fine, Handcrafted Pewter in the Great American Tradition
William Bradford, Jr. Porringer

Casting a Colonial Midrib Spoon

Photo of Pewter Colonial Midrib Spoon

In this demonstration, Jon shows how the Colonial Midrib Spoon is made by pouring molten, lead-free pewter, into an antique (circa 1750) bronze spoon mold. The pewter, an alloy of 92% tin, 1% copper and 7% antimony, is heated to a temperature of 550 F, and then ladled into the antique mold. Those spoons which are imperfect castings are consigned to the pot, in the time-honored spirit of recycling, to be re-cast another day.

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