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"RUMORS OF MY DEATH ARE GREATLY EXAGGERATED "

CONTRARY TO WHAT YOU MIGHT READ ON SOME OF THE REENACTOR BOARDS I CONTINUE TO MAKE TINWARE AND I HAVE A GOOD SUPPLY OF GENUINE COMMERCIALLY PRODUCED DIPPED TIN. HOWEVER, I CONCENTRATE ON PROJECTS FOR FRIENDS, MUSEUMS AND ESTABLISHED CUSTOMERS.

I DO NOT KEEP AN EXTENSIVE STOCK OF WARES ON HAND. ALTHOUGH I MIGHT HAVE A FEW OF THE MORE COMMONLY REQUESTED ITEMS SET ASIDE CHANCES ARE THAT YOUR PIECE WILL BE CUSTOM MADE AND YOU WILL HAVE TO WAIT FOR IT. (IN FACT, I VERY MUCH ENJOY DOING CUSTOM WORK.) BUT UNDERSTAND THAT ONE OF THE QUICKEST WAYS TO GET ME TO TELL YOU TO SHOP ELSEWHERE IS BY INSISTING THAT YOU ARE IN A HURRY.

THANK YOU TO OUR MANY LOYAL CUSTOMERS AND THANK YOU FOR VISITING OUR WEBSITE.

- JP    

CUPS, BOILERS AND DIPPERS
CANTEENS
LIGHTING DEVICES
MEDICAL WARES
REFLECTOR OVENS
MISCELLANEOUS AND SUNDRY ITEMS
THE BARTHOLOMAE CANTEEN

John Peterson has been making reproductions of tin and other period sheet metal wares for over thirty years. He employs techniques, tools and machines that were in use during the nineteenth century. He works in high quality hot-dipped tinplate as well as brass, copper and sheet steel. Although it is not a full-time business, he has reproduced wares for museums, collectors and living historians. He is willing to consider custom work but because he is so busy and there is such a high demand for his work he warns that there is a waiting list.


John and Laura Peterson at Shelburne Museum as New England peddler Sam Slick and his customer, Mrs. Flint. (Watch the sparks fly when she crosses Mrs. Steele!)

 


 

 

Saul Goode, sutler, offers superior wares with generous discount to soldiers carrying cash in hand! Soldiers without cash may apply for credit against their next pay with their company captain.

 

NO TRUST TO SKULKERS!

 

John has recently begun to do an impression of a Civil War regimental sutler. Here he is at the Vermont History Expo at the Tunbridge Worlds Fair Grounds. This is not a money-making endeavor so he does not actually sell items (although he gives away many samples of crackers, ginger snaps and pickles and makes change with sutler scrip.) Inquire if you are interested in having him attend your living history event or visit his website at www.SaulGoodeSutler.com.


 

 

 

MR. SATURDAY NIGHT!

Incontrovertible photographic and documentary evidence that the 19th century tinman was the original "life of the party":

Oooooh look!!! He's soldering!!!!!

 

... it was many a 'prentice to the tinman's trade who looked forward longingly to the day when he, with sharpened snips and heated iron  in hand, would be the center of attention from many of the village's prettiest girls ...

from The Reminiscences of Obadiah Carbunkle,

A Real Green Mountain Boy, 1887

 

Tinman also available for birthdays, weddings and bar mitzvahs ...

 


LINKS TO SOME OF MY OTHER PAGES, FAVORITE PAGES AND FRIENDS' PAGES:

NJ SEKELA

Unbeatable quality in all that he produces - clothing, glassware, leathergoods, etc. Mr. Sekela is the master of details. Israel Goode stocks many of his wares!

THE RAGGED SOLDIER

Toys, Books and other Wares most Wondrous and Varied.

Endorsed by Sam Slick and his Travelling Emporium!

JOHN A. ZAHARIAS SUTLER

Buttons and Buckles of every type imaginable and more, Sewing Notions, Watch Chains, Fans, Sewing Needles in Original Cases, Tinware, Cooking Implements, Cutlery, Etc., Etc., Etc., Etc.

BARNHART STUDIOS

FIRST RATE SUPPLIES, TOOLS AND STOCK FOR TINSMITHS AND OTHER TRADITIONAL METAL CRAFTERS

MAC'S SUTLERY

No webpage or link but Bill "Mac" MacIntosh has an ever-changing assortment of original and high-quality reproduction accessories. Visit him in his tent at events. You will be amazed at his wide knowledge! Also, be prepared to spend some money on items you can't live without.

DAN PARTNER'S
AMERICAN
MUSIC PAGE
American popular music of the mid 1800s!

Dan plays banjo with the

Free and Accepted Minstrels of Old New Orleans

(WARNING! Lyrics are historically correct but may not be "politically correct.")

Check out their CD:

"Touched by Fire"

THE CAMPTOWN SHAKERS

 

The Banjo Clubhouse

(resources for early banjo)

 

 

Minstrel Banjo

(for enthusiasts of early banjo)

BUILDING MY OWN BANJO
What a d--d fool idea!

 
Tyler's an up-and-coming producer and a great pard!

TYLER GOODRICH

 

 

 

OTTER CREEK TINWARE
26 Carver Street
Brandon, VT 05733
tinman@ottertin.com
 


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