Salisbury, Inc. is a family owned company of proud and dedicated artisans who recognize the importance of preserving our heritage while creating new and exciting products that are sure to become tomorrow's treasured heirlooms.
Salisbury Pewter and Salisbury Sterling is produced to the highest quality standards. Our various collections have been designed to capture the spirit of American life. We continually develop and refine new products in an effort to provide the most elegant and unique pieces possible.
Salisbury, Inc. has been producing fine, hand-crafted silver and pewter products since 1979. We are located on the Eastern Shore of Maryland with manufacturing facilities in Salisbury and Easton.
For more than 187 years, Reed and Barton has enjoyed a longstanding reputation as one of the country's foremost marketers of fine tableware and giftware.
Even as far back as the 1820's, Reed and Barton's first president, Henry Reed, was known to walk the production floors of his factory and destroy items not meeting his stringent expectations for quality. That unwavering commitment to excellence in all of our products, and an unbroken legacy of craft in the classic materials we employ, have endured through the ages and are still very much a part of the Reed and Barton culture.
Woodbury Pewterers was founded in 1952, in the town of Woodbury, CT. by Ruth Holbrook and Lee R. Titcomb. The original location was a small blacksmith shop located next to the historic Hurd House in the center of town. In 1967, the business was re-located to its current location. Each piece of Woodbury Pewter is hand-crafted from the highest quality pewter using many of the same methods and tools that were used in the 18th & 19th centuries Woodbury Pewter still remains a “family owned and operated” business with several second and third generation employees.
All Woodbury Pewter is hand-crafted in Woodbury, Connecticut. Master craftspeople using a wide variety of methods, carefully produce each piece of pewter with the skills and pride that is clearly apparent in every piece.
Incomparable workmanship. Unsurpassed quality. A quest for perfection. It’s what Howard C. Miller insisted on when he founded the company back in 1926, at the age of 21.
Even then, Howard Miller understood the need to create products that would be steeped in quality and value. He expected nothing less than the best. And it was only under those strict conditions that he allowed his name to grace every clock manufactured at our sprawling facility in Zeeland, Michigan.
For nearly 70 years, the superior craftsmen of Empire Silver have been producing sterling silver and pewter giftware valued for exceptional quality, high style and distinctive design. Lifetime Brands is proud to welcome Empire to our family of America’s finest silver brands, and we will continue the traditions established by Empire’s founders.
Camelot Pewter is proudly made in Richmond, Virginia, since 1983. We manufacture 100% lead free pewter in a variety of items. Today we service customers across the United States, offering our handcrafted pieces in both bright and satin finishes.
While we are a relatively new company, “pewter” has been in existence since the Bronze Age (between 2000 and 500 BC). Early “pewter” was the sister alloy to bronze. The alloy bronze is primarily copper and a small amount of tin. Pewter alloy then was primarily tin with a small amount of copper added and was probably created by accident. We know pewter existed during this period, however we have not found any pieces to test for content. The earliest pieces of “pewter” come from the 1200’s when it became available to the wealthy and churches instead of the wood, clay and leather vessels they were using. Unfortunately during this period, there were many instances where the “pewter” contained whatever metals were readily available including lead. In 1348, pewterers in England called for a standardization of the “pewter” alloy and also formed the “The Worshipful Company of Pewterers”. By the 18th century “pewter” was called “Britannia metal” and production was widespread in both Europe and the United States.
In 1910 the United States government mandated that all “tabletop” items(under which we produce our goods) had to be lead free. Today we have to furnish independently certified tests from all suppliers showing metallurgical content of their products. Our current alloy is 92% tin, 5% copper and 3% antimony.
Sterling and Pewter
Sterling silver has a rich history that goes back hundreds of years. It has been coveted for its beauty and intrinsic value and has always made a stunning gift. Empire and Salisbury use only sterling with a minimum of 92.5% of pure silver (925).
Pewter can be shown in its historic dull finish (satin) or the new popular silver-like finish (bright). Pewter's appeal stems from its affordable price and maintenance-free care. Unlike sterling, pewter will not tarnish. Empire and Salisbury use only lead-free pewter made in the United States in all its products.
Pewter is made of the highest quality lead-free alloy; sterling is .925 silver. After use, wash your pewter or sterling silver in warm water using mild soap with a soft towel. Your pewter and sterling should never be exposed to an open flame or excessive heat. Store trays flat, cups standing upright, etc., to prevent warping. Do not wrap pewter or sterling in anything other than the original wrapping to prevent scratching. With proper care, your pewter and sterling silver will last for generations.
Never put pewter or sterling in a dishwasher.
Hand wash only.