The Oldcopper Website

(c) Vin Callcut 2002-2015. Small extracts can be used with acknowledgements to '' website.

Helpful comments are very welcome.

Website being reconstructed - all 275 pages of it.

Use the left hand column menu to get to all the listed maker's marks and the 'fly-outs' for the maker's pages.

The menu bars underneath will also get you to the other subjects covered.

Ankhs and Orbs



Topic Introductions


Use this menu to reach some of the most popular topics and categories.


Birmingham Topics

The 'Home of Metal' had thousands of founders and fabricators of copper and brass. Here are a few notes on some of them.


Metalworking and Finishing

A brief guide to some of the practical methods used in making domestic products.


Area Specialities

Some of the topics are located in special areas.


Copper Ores and Products

Look here for another selection of interesting topics.



HMS Victory Copper and Brass

A section devoted to the famous ship and the many souvenirs produced in commemoration of both the ship and Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson.


Industrial Souvenirs

A special collection of notes and illustrations on some of the promotional items made by refiners, founders, fabricators and a few others.

Topics to Come

Candlesticks, Diamond Candlesticks, Kettles, Spirit Kettles, Match Box Vestas

Broseley Archives

Scanned early numbers of journals and notes relevant to the 'Broseley Local History Society' and its 'Wilkinson Society' predecessor.


This website is being archived by the British Library.


For the first thirteen years this website was constructed using the excellent Microsoft 'Front Page' software. Server support was suddenly withdrawn in Spring 2015 so the whole site has been rebuilt using Adobe 'Dreamweaver' software. This should enable it to be viewed with the variety of screen sizes now available despite the large amount of information on each page. An emphasis has also been given to ease of navigation.

The 'php' framework for the pages was expertly set up by Anthone Rome of SilverMarbles, Ltd. Telford. Many thanks for the help.


After a lifetime of working with industrial copper and copper alloys, Vin Callcut now working on  domestic copper and brass.  He is covering items made mostly during the period 1851-1951.  

This follows the period covered by most of the books on antiques that range up to about 1850.   After this date there was an increasing emphasis on quantity production of good designs.

This website shows some of the work done over 375 pages and asks for helpful comments from those with useful knowledge.

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