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A tinsmith, sometimes known as a whitesmith, tinner, tinker, tinman, or tinplate worker is a person who makes and repairs things made of tinware, or other light metals. By extension it can also refer to the person who deals in tinware, or tin plate.

A whitesmith may work with tin. Unlike blacksmiths (who work mostly with hot metal), tinsmiths do the majority of their work on cold metal (although they might use a hearth to heat and help shape their raw materials). Whitesmiths fabricate items such as tin, water pitchers, forks, spoons, and candle holders and it was a common occupation in pre-industrial times.

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