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Tinsmiths, artwork

Tinsmiths, artwork

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Caption

Tinsmiths, historical artwork. Tin is one of the earliest metals used by man and is a relatively scarce element. It is malleable and ductile, allowing it to be worked by hand and tools, here in the shape of pots and other objects. Tin is often used in alloys with other metals. Sometimes the material used is tinplate, sheet iron coated with tin, a technique developed in the 16th century. This artwork, a woodcut by Swiss artist Jost Amman (1539-1591), is from the third edition of 'Les Entrailles de la Terre' (1902) by French author Eugene Caustier.

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