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Soldering kit - The young tinsmith

The young tinsmith

  • Object:

    Soldering kit

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1930-1940 (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    card, wood, metal

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Museum of Childhood, Costume, Play and Learn Gallery, case 9

Physical description

Single sheet of thick card printed in dark blue with the title and marks at the top. The various items are sewn on with thick twine thread.
The items are:-
metal working tool - wooden handle with metal crimped knob attached and a metal rod; the rod ends with a wedge shape of metal (probably made of iron)
rod of tinplate, crimped closed at both ends
2 square flat plates of tinplate
2 box shapes of tin plate, similar to the flat plates but with the sides bent at right angles
mallet of wood.
*It is complete but dirty and slightly stained with the metal pieces showing rust marks.

Place of Origin

England (made)


1930-1940 (made)

Materials and Techniques

card, wood, metal

Marks and inscriptions



Height: 30.2 cm, Width: 25.4 cm

Descriptive line

soldering kit, english; 1930s-40s

Production Note

Made by: B.T.M.


Museum of Childhood

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