Dating revere ware pots

Stainless steel was unsatisfactory as a cooking surface (a poor heat conductor, it tends to burn food rather than cook it).

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(A complete copy of the Patent & illustrations is available free of charge – e-mail [email protected] and request file Revere Patent.zip) In 1946, the Revere Ware name was registered as a trademark, and the familiar circular logo started to appear on product.

The “1801” notation on the mark referred to the year Paul Revere produced his first sheets of copper cladding in his original facility (not to the stainless alloy used (304) or the cookware model # (1400) ).

Essentially, Revere’s cookware lines relied on the existing tin lined copper cooking surface and old fashioned wooden handles through the 1930’s, during which all reference to Rome Manufacturing was dropped from the hallmark.

In 1932, Chester Mc Creery (an ex-Rome Manufacturing salesman) suggested that substituting chrome for the the tin lining then used in Revere’s copper cookware would improve it’s durability – this production change was made before testing could be completed, and users quickly found that under certain conditions (frying potatoes together with salt) caused the bond between the copper and chrome to fail and the chrome flaked off!

Revere began producing cookware in 1892, when little thought was given to design, other than to make it functional.

Stove-top and oven-ware were typically heavy (made from cast iron, copper, or bronze), while lighter tinware (made from several pieces of pressed copper which were then soldered together and tin plated) was used for kettles, cups, and tableware.

Two years spent evaluating alternatives and developing new production techniques produced a copper clad, stainless steel cooking surface; an easy-to-clean, rivet-free design; tight fitting “vapor seal” rims; and comfortable, easy to hold Bakelite handles – radical changes to the conservative cookware industry.

Revere combined them all in 1939 when it introduced Revere Ware at the Chicago houswares Exposition.

A new cooking surface was needed – one which retained the cooking qualities of tin-lined copper, but with increased durability.

User comfort (reduced weight and longer, wider handles) and cleaning ease (seemless construction, rounded courners, and rivetless construction) were important.

Competing with Chase, Manning-Bowman, Kensington, and others, Revere commissioned the services of well known industrial designers to produce luxury goods with a clean, modern look, emphasizing the use of chrome plated metalware – which became the core of “Art Deco” styling movement.

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