Celebrated pewter flask bears mark of Pennsylvania history

Celebrated pewter flask bears mark of Pennsylvania history

Made by celebrated pewterer Johann Christopher Heyne in the mid-18th century, this round, pewter 1770’s flask with a screw top belonged to Christian Lauer, a colonel with the Associators during the Revolutionary War. The flask is engraved on the bottom “ICH LANCASTER”, the maker’s mark of Heyne. Concentric circles adorn both front and back with …

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Inside the heated history of the permanent wave machine

Inside the heated history of the permanent wave machine

    Through the course of time, humans have cut it, shaved it, grown it out, washed it, dried it, colored it, curled it and yes, even made jewelry out of it. People have always looked for new things to do with their hair. This permanent wave machine, selected as this week’s Pennsylvania Treasure by …

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