Did you know that Paul Revere was an early metallurgist? Revere’s early education was sufficient to enable him to later read the difficult metallurgical books of his day. His early training was by his father, who was a Boston silversmith. At 19 – upon the death of his father in 1754 - Revere took over the family silver shop. A perfectionist throughout his life, he went on to become one of America’s greatest artists in silver.
A consummate entrepreneur, Revere tried his hand at many businesses as he worked to feed and clothe his growing family. Most of his life’s work involved metals, beginning with the crafting of silver pieces ranging from simple spoons to full tea sets.