Born in Connecticut in 1815, Robert Wallace was the son of Scottish immigrants, who also worked in silver. At 16, Wallace began apprenticing with spoon-maker Captain William Mix, a well-known craftsman who worked for the Meriden Britannia Co. Wallace opened his own workshop in 1833, focusing on silver spoons. The following year, Wallace approached German chemist Louis Feuchtwanger to learn more about the durable metal called “German...Continue Reading