Tin ware (tinware) in historic New England.
Web NewEnglandTowns.org

New England > Tinware in New England

Tinware from New England

One of the most important early domestic manufactures of New England was tinware (more commonly written as two words, tin ware, during the early industrial period). Easier to work than iron, tin was commonly used to make cups, pots, pails, lanterns, canteens, reflector ovens, wash basins, spectacle cases and boxes of various kinds, and many other household items. Hayward's New England Gazetteer documented many towns in which the production of tinware was an especially prominent business in the 1830s:


Tin Ware in Maine


Tin Ware in New Hampshire


Tin Ware in Vermont


Tin Ware in Massachusetts


Tin Ware in Connecticut



© 2004–2016 NewEnglandTowns.org