The main function of the drinkware collection is for revealing the vessels in which beer, wine, water, and other liquids were stored or served from.

 

Throughout history, copper was used as storage vessels for many liquids to include serving of drinks.  Today, copper has been replaced by plastics and glassware in homes, however copper water piping is still prevalent in many houses.

 

Copper was an metal that was commonly used throughout historic homes.  Water was stored in copper as a way to sterilize it.  However, some vessels are tin lined to protect the inside from the forming of verdigris, which is potentially dangerous when ingested.  Today, one way to aid in sterilization of our drinking water is to use copper water piping.

 

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Arizona Copper Art Museum

849 Main St. 

PO Box 474

Clarkdale, Arizona 86324

(928) 649-1858