1960s WILTON Armetale Pewter Coffee Tea Pot - Columbia, PA

This fabulous vintage Wilton Armetale Pewter Coffee or Tea Pot was made prior to the 1970s at Wilton's Columbia, Pennsylvania plant prior to when they moved their production plant in Columbia to Mt. Joy, PA.

Impressed markings on the side of the coffee pot have the authentic RWP from the maker. Wilton ALWAYS stamps ALL of their items with it's hallmark, the 3 letters: RWP. They are always found in a circle with W usually larger than the R and P, on the side or bottom of each piece.

Coffee or Tea Pot is in excellent condition and appears to have been hardly used; possibly used for display only. Any surface wear blends in with the classic Armetale look and enhances its appearance.

Measures 8" tall and 10" wide from tip of curved spout to edge of shaped, coated black handle. Coating on handle prevents heat transfer from metal to your hand when pouring hot coffee or tea. Pot is crafted with excellence of heavy metal; weighs 2 pounds 10 ounces.

Knob on top of hinged lid has a circular family crest and "WILTON" impressed in its flat top.

Historical facts about Wilton Armetale from my Internet research:

"... the Wilton family companies are multi-faceted and overlapping .... Susquehanna Castings began in 1893 by the Wilton family in Wrightsville, PA (it was later merged into the Wilton Brass Company). The origin of the Wilton Products company is unknown but believed to be approximately 1935. It was the immediate, separate but overlapping, successor to Susquehanna Castings. Susquehanna made iron products, while Wilton Products decorated them. Wilton Products were popular throughout the 1940's & 1950's until it's close in 1989.

Wilton Brass was established in 1954 in Columbia, Pennsylvania, and offered brass objects made for industry and consumers. In 1963 this company developed another metal from an aluminum based alloy which it called "ARMETALE". By the late 1960's the Armetale products overshadowed the brass offerings. The company continued to be known as the "Wilton Brass Company" until well into the 1980's, while still making Armetale.

It's not clear when they officially changed their company name to "Wilton Armetale", but around 1969 they moved their production in Columbia, PA to a foundry in Mt. Joy, PA. Although Wilton will always stamp all their products with RWP, the city of origin (Columbia or Mt. Joy) is not always found. Thus, if you see "Columbia" stamped, the item was most likely made before the 1970's.

What many people may not know or understand about Armetale, or perhaps may disregard, is that "ARMETALE" can only be made by ONE manufacturer: WILTON of Mt. Joy, Pennsylvania, formerly of Columbia, Pennsylvania.

Armetale was created in the early 1960's by the Wilton family-run company, "Wilton Brass". Armetale is a registered TRADEMARK and protected by copyright laws, thus it can NOT be made, nor claimed by any other manufacturer. Armetale is a unique, non-toxic aluminum-based alloy (composed of ten different metals), and has been analyzed by the U.S. FDA and conforms to guidelines for the safe handling of food and beverages.

Armetale is not pewter but is often perceived to be, partly because there is no universal name for the multitude of varying aluminum based alloys made by many manufacturers. Wilton Armetale certainly appears to be the most popular of these and perhaps that is why so many people wrongly identify other similar products with the claim of "armetale".

Unfortunately, sellers mistakenly list these items as "pewter" or "antique pewter." This is incorrect. How can you tell the difference between Wilton Armetale and it's many imitators? It's really easy since all their products ARE marked.

Armetale can be washed by hand with mild dish soap, but it should not be put in a dishwasher."

This handsome vintage Armetale Coffee Pot is suitable for cooking or dining use...or just to display and enjoy with your other vintage treasures!

Item ID: 06643

1960s WILTON Armetale Pewter Coffee Tea Pot - Columbia, PA

1960s WILTON Armetale Pewter Coffee Tea Pot - Columbia, PA
1960s WILTON Armetale Pewter Coffee Tea Pot - Columbia, PA
1960s WILTON Armetale Pewter Coffee Tea Pot - Columbia, PA
1960s WILTON Armetale Pewter Coffee Tea Pot - Columbia, PA
1960s WILTON Armetale Pewter Coffee Tea Pot - Columbia, PA
1960s WILTON Armetale Pewter Coffee Tea Pot - Columbia, PA
1960s WILTON Armetale Pewter Coffee Tea Pot - Columbia, PA
1960s WILTON Armetale Pewter Coffee Tea Pot - Columbia, PA
1960s WILTON Armetale Pewter Coffee Tea Pot - Columbia, PA

This fabulous vintage Wilton Armetale Pewter Coffee or Tea Pot was made prior to the 1970s at Wilton's Columbia, Pennsylvania plant prior to when they moved their production plant in Columbia to Mt. Joy, PA.

Impressed markings on the side of the coffee pot have the authentic RWP from the maker. Wilton ALWAYS stamps ALL of their items with it's hallmark, the 3 letters: RWP. They are always found in a circle with W usually larger than the R and P, on the side or bottom of each piece.

Coffee or Tea Pot is in excellent condition and appears to have been hardly used; possibly used for display only. Any surface wear blends in with the classic Armetale look and enhances its appearance.

Measures 8" tall and 10" wide from tip of curved spout to edge of shaped, coated black handle. Coating on handle prevents heat transfer from metal to your hand when pouring hot coffee or tea. Pot is crafted with excellence of heavy metal; weighs 2 pounds 10 ounces.

Knob on top of hinged lid has a circular family crest and "WILTON" impressed in its flat top.

Historical facts about Wilton Armetale from my Internet research:

"... the Wilton family companies are multi-faceted and overlapping .... Susquehanna Castings began in 1893 by the Wilton family in Wrightsville, PA (it was later merged into the Wilton Brass Company). The origin of the Wilton Products company is unknown but believed to be approximately 1935. It was the immediate, separate but overlapping, successor to Susquehanna Castings. Susquehanna made iron products, while Wilton Products decorated them. Wilton Products were popular throughout the 1940's & 1950's until it's close in 1989.

Wilton Brass was established in 1954 in Columbia, Pennsylvania, and offered brass objects made for industry and consumers. In 1963 this company developed another metal from an aluminum based alloy which it called "ARMETALE". By the late 1960's the Armetale products overshadowed the brass offerings. The company continued to be known as the "Wilton Brass Company" until well into the 1980's, while still making Armetale.

It's not clear when they officially changed their company name to "Wilton Armetale", but around 1969 they moved their production in Columbia, PA to a foundry in Mt. Joy, PA. Although Wilton will always stamp all their products with RWP, the city of origin (Columbia or Mt. Joy) is not always found. Thus, if you see "Columbia" stamped, the item was most likely made before the 1970's.

What many people may not know or understand about Armetale, or perhaps may disregard, is that "ARMETALE" can only be made by ONE manufacturer: WILTON of Mt. Joy, Pennsylvania, formerly of Columbia, Pennsylvania.

Armetale was created in the early 1960's by the Wilton family-run company, "Wilton Brass". Armetale is a registered TRADEMARK and protected by copyright laws, thus it can NOT be made, nor claimed by any other manufacturer. Armetale is a unique, non-toxic aluminum-based alloy (composed of ten different metals), and has been analyzed by the U.S. FDA and conforms to guidelines for the safe handling of food and beverages.

Armetale is not pewter but is often perceived to be, partly because there is no universal name for the multitude of varying aluminum based alloys made by many manufacturers. Wilton Armetale certainly appears to be the most popular of these and perhaps that is why so many people wrongly identify other similar products with the claim of "armetale".

Unfortunately, sellers mistakenly list these items as "pewter" or "antique pewter." This is incorrect. How can you tell the difference between Wilton Armetale and it's many imitators? It's really easy since all their products ARE marked.

Armetale can be washed by hand with mild dish soap, but it should not be put in a dishwasher."

This handsome vintage Armetale Coffee Pot is suitable for cooking or dining use...or just to display and enjoy with your other vintage treasures!

Item ID: 06643

$53 USD

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