Category: “Science”

My efforts to understand the physics and chemistry of vintage copper and tin

"Science" | September 8, 2019

How to tell a silver lining from tin

To my eye, a silver lining looks a lot like tin, and I thought it might be useful to be able to tell the difference.

"Science" | June 26, 2019

Tin is safe

Scientific research affirms that the tin lining of a copper pot is non-toxic.

"Science" | April 13, 2019

Funny colors

I turned this pot purple.

"Science" | April 4, 2019

The zig-zags

If you see an odd zig-zag pattern on the surface of one of your pans, take a good look — you’re getting a glimpse into your tin’s molecular structure.