Friday, September 23, 2011

Knowledge is Power

Here is some more information about Carlin's beloved soapstone:
The soapstone products sold at C.A. Camp and Sannino are from Alberene, Virginia which is where Carlin's family farm is located.  Her Virginia roots are deep, hundreds of years.  Alberene is where her father's family set down these roots, way back when.  Her loyalty to and
belief in Alberene soapstone in unwavering.

The Story Of Alberene Stone

There was located and opened in Albemarle County, Virginia, in the late 1870's and early 1880's, a deposit of stone of peculiar and remarkable qualities. It was weather-proof, heat-proof, time-proof and easily worked – as was proved by Indian bowls and other utensils carved from this material with crude tools of the early aborigines and to be seen today in public museums and private collections. While soft enough to be easily shaped and fabricated, it yet was so dense and close-grained as to have a crushing strength equal to that of granite. It was non-absorbent and non-staining; and, in chemical characteristics, it was acid-proof and alkali-proof.

A Company is Formed
The pioneer in opening and developing this deposit was Mr. John G. Porter Who early saw the commercial possibilities of a material possessing all these unique qualities. Thoroughly convinced of the large potential markets in the industrial, architectural and scientific worlds, he associated himself with a number men in an organization which later became known as the Alberene Stone Company, with Mr. D. J. Carroll as president; and this material has since been quarried and marketed continuously, for more than 80 years, by this organization under the name “Alberene Stone.”

Do you like to cook?  Do you like to entertain?  We do!  Soapstone is perfect for dining and serving ware.
Soapstone has many desirable qualities for cookware:
  • long lasting
  • no odor nor taste
  • holds heat for long periods
  • virtually non-stick
  • beautiful enough to be used for serving
  • will keep food hot during serving
  • completely non-porous, so it won't stain or hold food odors
  • bacteria resistant.
C.A. Camp & Sannino
Downtown Charlottesville

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