opper and Brass
electro-automotive-copper age of todays and of Revere Copper
and Brass Incorporated which operates 25% of the country's
copper and brass rolling-mill facilities.
HOW IT STARTED
It all started with ships. The
cry- of 1800 was for ships. And
the cry of the ship-builders was
for copper to sheath hulls...
because copper does not rust.
This was the need that in
spired Paul Revere. He sup
plied the copper bolts that
fastened the timbers of the
Old North Church, Boston historic "Constitution" and
the copper sheets for this and many another famous frigate.
COPPER SHEETS BECOME ROOFING
Revere Sheet Copper soon became popular for roofing. It was
used on the dome of the State House in Boston. Shortly after,
Old North Church, City Hall in New York, and other fine public
buildings followed suit.
Similar sheet copper, rolled (1814) by'the Baltimore Copper
Mills, now a Division of Revere Copper and Brass Incorporated,
roofed the National Capitol in
Thus was begun America's pro
duction, of architectural copper, brass
Revere copper rods found another
and most significant use as light
ning arresters. Thanks for this are due
«'>•«-> 1 Benjamin Franklin's
Benjamin Franklin, whose expen- historic kite experiment
ments proved copper the ideal conductor of electricity.
This early union of electricity and copper resulted in an amaz
ing development for both when Edison's inventions brought the
electrical industry into being. And it was in this industry's stimulat
ing early years that the Rome Brass Copper Company, another
Division of Revere Copper and Brass Incorporated, got under way.
Next came the automobile. That
century of experience, since Paul
Revere, had proved the merits of
copper'and brass for'the radiator, the
electrical connections, the supply lines,
the hundred and one special parts
where resistance to rust is essential. The Original Ford
And, to make them, there were established in Detroit the Michigan
and Higgins plants, now Divisions of the business founded by
WITH EVERY NEW INVENTION
Since then, almost every new invention has brought a new use
for copner and brass. Telephony electric railways airplane
electrical household appliances radio.
Gearing up to these spreading demands came anpther of the
Revere units, Dallas. Brass Copper Company in. Chicago,
heart of the industrial West.
THUS.. in 130 years, those
shipyard beginnings of Paul Revere have led to the electro-
automotive-copper age of today. And in all these new
needs, these new futures, the name Revere is still in the
very front ranks of the march of industry. Under it today
are seven great plants including the two largest copper mills
of the country; modern, up-to-the-minute methods; diverse
facilities and experiences covering the whole range of copper,
brass and bronze manufacture.
Divisions: Baltimore Copper Mills, Baltimore, Md .Dallas Brass (5 Copper Co., Chicago, III.
Higgins Brass Manufacturing Co., Detroit, MichMichigan Copper 15 Brass Co., Detroit, Mich.
Rome Brass Copper Co., Rome, N. Y. Taunton-New Bedford Copper Co., Taunton, Mass.
General Offices: ROME, N. Y.
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