International Styles

Tinware, Japanned, & Galvanised Ware

Definitions

Tinware, japanned, and galvanized wares are made of sheet iron or steel coated with another metal. Tinware ware is coated with tin; japanned is tinware painted with a special varnish; galvanized ware is coated with zinc.

Whenever iron or steel is coated with another metal, there is a surface union between the metals which is very different and very much stronger than the adherence of enamel. The metal coat will not scale off, though it may be scratched off. Tinware and galvanized ware are very durable.




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