Wednesday, January 13, 2010
What actually is pewter?
Its 97% tin and 3% antimony + cooper.
Making pewter-ware is very much a manual affair.
A visitor trying his hand knocking designs onto a tankard.
The factory floor. Although Royal Selangor is found in many parts of the world, all the pewter is manufactured in this factory.
Jewelery is manufactured and marketed under the Selberan brand name.
The tour of the factory ends at the gift shop.
If you want to try your hand at pewter craft, make an appointment to attend the 'school of hard knocks'. No appointment is required for a factory tour.
Palm prints of long serving employees.
Largest pewter tankard in the world...
...certified by the Guiness Book of Records.