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  • Item 2319
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    SOLD AS FOUND.  Lightly cleaned but not restored.

    This should be used as a display piece somewhere – maybe in a museum, historical house, or in a top notch private collection.  This hinged old cast iron match holder / safe was made before 1850 and features a floral motif.  It was certainly painted or plated with metal back in the day.  This is an excellent casting and I’m tempted to think this was a Bradley & Hubbard Co piece (based on the fact we found it with several from that maker and the quality is similar) but there are no markings to tell me.  This could easily be painted or japanned and restored to beautiful shape, but I did not want to ruin the as found look here (as I know less about match holders than cookware).  But this is a cool as heck piece.  There is a hairline crack in the lid about 1.5 inches long but it is stable and could be stabilized even more by repainting the box.

    4” 7/8 x 3” x 1 (excluding height of lid).

    Cleaned lightly but not restored.  SOLD AS FOUND.

    $50 shipped

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    $50.00
  • Item 2317

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    PARTIALLY RESTORED.  Cast iron pieces were restored but we left most of the wrought iron unseasoned, but derusted.

    Another remarkable piece with a bit of mystery to it.   I’m not sure if this is American made or perhaps a British piece.  This waffle iron has cast iron plates attached to blacksmith made set of handles which were hand peened into place.  This is certainly an old piece of the type which was used for hearth or open fire cooking.  This could be older than I suspect but it’s at least 150-200 years old.  Iron handles are made from squared bars.  All hinges are hand made.  Beautifully made interior.  Really in amazing shape.  Wonderful locking method with a hook and ring locking system

    Marked “FC” in raised letters and “no. 4” in a script font on one plate.

    7” 1/2 x 4” 1/2  plates.  Overall length is roughly 28” 1/2.

    Cleaned via lye method, hand buffed and stove top, seasoned with 3 layers of non-GMO canola oil.

    No cracks, chips.  Outstanding cooking surface.

    $160 shipped

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    $160.00
  • Item 2306
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    These probably started their lives as based in an old umbrella stand (or two) as these were common in the Victorian era. But as some point someone took them and converted them into baking dishes (there were actually still traces of food in them when we bought them) so we stripped them to bare metal, tested them for lead (negative) and seasoned them to make someone happy. They each have a single star – reminiscent of the Lone Star of Texas on the interior. Bottom looks like it was both gated and sprued – leading me to think they were made from an old pattern.

    No markings.

    8.25 inches x 6.75 inches x 2.25 inches

    Cleaned via lye method, hand buffed and seasoned with 3 layers of non-GMO canola oil

    No cracks, chips. wobble on the gate/sprue when tested on a sheet of glass. Cooking surface looks good and will only get better with use.

    $100 shipped each but take them both and you can have them for $175

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    $100.00
  • Item 2301
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    I’ve never seen another griddle anything like this – it was found on a farm high in New England where the family had used it as a griddle for over 50 years. Yet I’m not sure if this was cast as a griddle or was a converted piece of yankee frugality – as it reminds me a lot of a historical marker or city marker, and I wonder if at some point it had a copper plaque that was removed and sold for scrap. If so the farmer did a remarkable job at converting it. It’s smooth and slick, and shows signs of wood fire use on the bottom. Will cover up a whole stovetop of four-five or possibly even six burners.

    24” 5/8 x 18” 3/4 x 1/2” thick
    No markings.

    Cleaned via lye method, hand buffed and seasoned with 3 layers of non-GMO canola oil.

    No cracks or chips. SITS FLAT. Cooking surface has casting flaws and some light pitting – should only get smoother with use.

    $250 shipped (sorry but this piece is big and heavy (over 40 pounds) and will need special packing and shipping)

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    $250.00
  • Item 2285
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    You don’t find many pieces this old in this condition – so good you could use it right next to the best in your collection.

    Serious collector piece. A real WOW! Very early skillet designed for stove use before the advent of the heat ring. Stub footed pieces like this were likely the transition form between the spider skillet, and the earliest heat ring pieces. Many were made by modifying forms used for spiders by removing the legs so they could sit on or inside an indoor iron stove ring. This is one of the finest examples of this you will find – as close to a glassy finish as you will ever find on one this old. There are flea bite tool marks and some casting flaws on the interior and fine wood stove texture on the outer parts. gate marked.

    9” 7/8 diameter (excluding handle) – stands 3”tall.

    Cleaned via lye method, hand buffed and seasoned with 3 layers of non-GMO canola oil

    No cracks or chips. interior is as glassy as you could hope to find on one this old.

    $225 shipped

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    $225.00 $175.00
  • Item 2271

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    Fascinating old collector piece that can still be used. This is the largest handled griddle we’ve come across. this was made in a 2 part mold as you can clearly see where the hollowed out handle was added to the mold before casting. A great example of smaller foundry work. This one has a little history and a lot of character. Griddle features a very large gate, large raised markings and an outset heat ring. Bottom shows some pinpoint pitting consistent with wood stove use. Cooking surface is surprisingly flat but shows pouring flaws and some extremely shallow pitting that in no way should effect use. This is a piece for anyone who loves the really old iron.

    Marked: “MC 8” on the bottom

    12.5 inch diameter

    Cleaned via lye method, hand buffed and seasoned with 3 layers of non-GMO canola oil.

    No cracks, chips. Wobbles on the 3-9 axis when tested on a sheet of glass. primitive cooking surface with some casting flaws and scars from moisture, age and use. Should only improve

    $100 shipped

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    $100.00
  • Item 2269
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    This is a very interesting old griddle. Almost certainly made between 1840, as it has a heat ring for a wood stove, and the end of the Civil War (when wire bails took over for hand wrought iron bails). It is marked #8 but has a 13.5 inch diameter and a heat ring that is 12” in diameter. Has New England style ears. Crudely cast – almost certainly small foundry workable shape. Has a large wide gate, pouring flaws and sand inclusions in the iron. Face was lightly stone polished by the foundry, but not enough to leave polishing marks – while the rear shows more of the flaws and inclusions from the sand mold. Marked with a raised 8 which is 1/2 inch high. Heat ring has some breaks in it which I suspect were due to mold issues rather than chipping of the ring (due to the way that iron chips) but they add a lot of character to this piece.

    Marked: Has a raised number 8 about 1/2” high.

    13” 1/2 diameter (excluding ears)

    Cleaned via lye method, hand buffed and seasoned with 3 layers of non-GMO canola oil

    No cracks, and I don’ t think the heat ring is chipped but rather shows casting issues.. Whisper of wobble when tested on a sheet of glass (off by less than the thickness of a sheet of paper). Cooking surface is full of small flaws – mostly from pouring but nothing that would stop this from being a great pizza pan. Will only improve with use.

    $120 shipped

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    $120.00
  • Item 2250
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    I’m not sure who actually made this – some believe it was made by Lodge, but I can’t attest to anything except that it’s a older, quality piece that is very well cast – and very heavy. It’s totally unmarked but the quality is excellent. This would be great display piece or it could be used. Typically pans like this were used for molding head cheese but it could be used for many other things.

    Unmarked.

    8” 3/8 excluding handles.

    Cleaned via lye method, hand buffed and seasoned with 3 layers of non-GMO canola oil.

    No cracks, chips, or wobble when tested on piece of glass (while face down). Slightly roughened cooking surface typical of pieces that could not be stone polished. Should only improve with use.

    $100 shipped

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    $100.00
  • Item 2247
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    Bakestone or baking sheet of the type used in the British Isles pre 1900 and called Welsh or Irish bakestones. While this one sport a handle that looks very modern it is clearly a center poured piece – and pouring flaws and traces of a bottom gate or even a sprue can be seen on the face and bottom (though to be fair they are hard to differentiate as the foundry clearly tried to clean up the flash on this piece). For that reason I’m very hesitant to date it definitively. This is far too large to be a comal, and it is a VERY thick heavy pieces of iron for heat retention for development of a nice crust, just like a pizza stone (and in fact I’d bet you could make an awesome pizza on this. I’d say this is pre WW II and probably earlier, but that is a guess based on design. Dead flat

    No Markings.

    12” 3/4 diameter excluding handle

    Cleaned using lye method, hand buffed and seasoned with 3 layers of non-GMO canola oil

    No cracks or chips. Dead flat on a sheet of glass. Cooking surface has some large pouring flaws, but they should not effect use.

    $125 shipped (very heavy)

    As always we are happy to take back pieces if you are not 100% satisfied. (Please see return policy)

    $125.00
  • Item 2242

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    While I’m inclined to think this is a Griswold (as the dimensions are identical) it’s totally unmarked so,the truth is I’m not quite sure who made this pretty little gem pan. Very well cast. The “golf ball” gem pan features 12 hemi-spherical cups for baking, candy, chocolate, or soap making. Great for things like meatballs, mini loaves, etc. Open framed to increase heat circulation. Nicely finished piece fairly typical of these more delicate framed gem pans. Cups are not as polished skillets, and some casting flaws can be seen. There is some very minor pitting.

    Unmarked

    10” 1/2 diameter x 7” 1/8 ~ 1” tall.

    Cleaned via lye method, hand buffed and seasoned with 3 layers of non-GMO canola oil.

    No cracks, chips, or wobble when tested on a sheet of glass. Cooking surface is typical of gem pans.

    $75 shipped

    As always we are happy to take back pieces if you are not 100% satisfied. (Please see return policy)

    $75.00