A little bit of history about pewter:
Pewter is an incredibly versatile alloy of tin, copper, and antimony.
Before 1960, almost every American household had pewter cups and plates.
After the Civil War, glass and ceramic cups and plates became affordable, and the American pewter industry collapsed.
Circa 1755 in colonial Connecticut, Thomas Danforth II opened a pewter workshop. The Danforth brand subsequently became one of the leading American pewter companies. As noted by the history above, with the changes that ensued after the war, Danforth stopped working with pewter in 1873.
An incredible case of serendipity, one hundred years later, found Thomas Danforth II’s great-great-great-great-great grandson and his wife Judi opening a pewter company in an old milk barn. Unlike colonial era pewter, Danforth Pewter is 100% lead free, the Danforth factory is 100 % solar powered, and has zero metal waste. Stop in to browse all the beautiful and functional items handcrafted by Danforth Pewter.