Perhaps you recognize the side profile of this colonial man from our catalogs, order forms, packaging, signage and/or social media? If not, we are pleased to introduce him to you now. Silas is the icon of a blacksmith who has represented Sturbridge since 1953.
Pictured here to the left is the sign outside of our building, here in Portland, Maine. Silas adorns the top of this sign, wearing period clothing with a wrought iron forge in one hand and a hammer in the other, traditional blacksmith tools.
A blacksmith was a respected trade in New England during Early America. Forging or welding iron metal together was ideal for producing durable and quality goods that would withstand the test of time. The appreciation for American craftsmanship and traditional goods is a quality garnered amongst our products still today.
Let's learn more about our friend Silas below.