Coppersmiths and braziers were not the same - these tradesmen had very different roles in the eighteenth-century. The coppersmith made "Coppers, Boilers for the Brewers; and all Manner of Large Vessels of Copper ... his Work is the largest and most laborious. Their Journeymen and Apprentices ought to have as much Strength as any Mechanic I know, and he and they ought to live by themselves, for they are very noisy Neighbors" said R. Campbell, author of the 1747 London Tradesman. Coppersmiths were even listed under brewers and distillers, with whom their work was most similar.
Campbell described braziers as likewise creating copper "utensils", but more similar to the ironmonger. Braziers made "Coppers, Kettles, Fish-Pans, Stew-Pans, of all Sorts and Sizes; Candlesticks, Snuffers ... Tea-Kettles of Brass and Copper, and the other Vessels and Household Utensils that are made in these Metals." Braziers needed "Strength, Ingenuity, and Knowledge in Drawing, to give Designs of his Work, and to enable him to invent new Fashions; ... he requires a large scope of Knowledge in a great many Mechanic branches ..."
In the end, Goose Bay Workshop's products are more in line with those of a brazier than a coppersmith. It is with this knowledge that Peter Goebel will be changing his title from coppersmith to brazier.