Dating revere ware pots
Essentially, Revere’s cookware lines relied on the existing tin lined copper cooking surface and old fashioned wooden handles through the 1930’s, during which all reference to Rome Manufacturing was dropped from the hallmark.
Stove-top and oven-ware were typically heavy (made from cast iron, copper, or bronze), while lighter tinware (made from several pieces of pressed copper which were then soldered together and tin plated) was used for kettles, cups, and tableware.
Competing with Chase, Manning-Bowman, Kensington, and others, Revere commissioned the services of well known industrial designers to produce luxury goods with a clean, modern look, emphasizing the use of chrome plated metalware – which became the core of “Art Deco” styling movement.
Unfortunately, this line was shut down in 1941 – due to the conversion to wartime production – and was never restarted.
Cookware production (then a minor facet of its business) was assigned to the recently upgraded Rome Manufacturing plant in NY.
The relative importance of each company could be judged by their prominence in the hallmark stamped on the products: at first Revere & son was virtually an afterthought.