Revere Copper and Brass — it’s not just for pots and pans!
Join us at The H.A.R.P. Museum at the Irish Cultural Center of the Mohawk Valley on Wednesday June 14 at 4 PM, where retired Revere Copper employee Michael Hoke will talk about Art Deco period giftware manufactured in Rome NY during the late 1930’s.
The first thing that most people think of when it comes to Revere Copper & Brass are the copper-bottomed pots and pans that our parents and grandparents used everyday to cook many a fine meal. What many people don’t realize is that during the 1930’s, Revere’s Rome Manufacturing Division contracted with some of the world’s most celebrated industrial designers of the day, such as Norman Bel Geddes, to design giftware ranging from cocktail shaker sets to candlestick holders and lamps, that were manufactured in Rome, NY. Many of these have become highly collectible.
Presenter Michael Hoke retired from Revere Copper Products’ Rome Division after 41 years of employment in production engineering and quality positions. Hoke has been collecting and researching the history of the Revere Giftware for many years and will have several items on display. A brief talk will be given about the history of Revere Copper and how the company continues to thrive even though it no longer manufactures everyday consumer goods.
The presentation is being made in conjunction with the Amateur Antiquers and will be held at the H.A.R.P. Museum located on the second floor of the Irish Cultural Center of the Mohawk Valley, 623 Columbia St, Utica, NY. Please register for free on Eventbrite by visiting our events calendar at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/revere-copper-brass-collectibles-tickets-644631589437