Tinsmith from Encyclopedia Diderot and D’alembert 1763

The Tinsmith - Diderot 1763From the Encyclopedia of Sciences, Arts and Trades, Diderot and D’Alembert

Detail: workshop, tinware, tin bucket, tin funnel, stump anvil, mallet, shears, soldering iron, betty lamp, cooking pot, chocolate pot, plates, brazier, work bench, stool, dog, oil lamp

2 thoughts on “Tinsmith from Encyclopedia Diderot and D’alembert 1763”

  • Greetings,

    It looks like there are some tankards? on the top center shelf behind the workers...maybe not. If so...it looks like one has a lid that is standing up? (Like a flagon?) Or is it a spoon sitting in it?

    Great image!

    X-Capt. Lt. M

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  • Brian, Colonial RedSmith March 8, 2017 at 11:22 pm

    I would venture that this is more of a copper / redsmith shop judging from the tools and the items being made. the worker is raising the sides on a pot or such, that would most likely not be tin.

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