A German word-of-the-day, usually from the week's news
“Coppersmith” is a straightforward term in German, but surprisingly to me these craftsmen were also called brownsmiths in English because of the colors of the metals they worked.
According to London’s 1891 census, blacksmiths worked iron, redsmiths gold, whitesmiths tin, greensmiths lead, and brownsmiths copper or brass.
(COOP fer shmeed.)
8 years ago
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