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  • Item 2335

    Please note all pictures on our site are of the actual piece you will receive, not a stock photo of a similar piece. Additionally all our pieces unless marked otherwise are fully restored and seasoned. Just wash them and start cooking.

    These mysterious unmarked breakfast skillets turn up from time to time and cause some speculation about who really made them. While some do think these were made by Lodge, others just aren’t sure. Odds are they were made a store brand by a smaller foundry who sold them to a number of outlets who put a paper label on them. They are cool little pieces with absolutely no markings, and they are certainly less common than the Wagner and Griswold models. Cooking surface has the typical pebbled finish of breakfast griddles as the piece could not be polished the same way. There are some casting flaw visible here and a few tool marks, but nothing which should effect use. Tiny bit of wobble means this will not be good for a glass top stove but should be great on gas or coils. Not the best seasoning job (see the spot on the bottom) but that will fade away as the piece darkens.

    Unmarked

    8” 3/4 x 8” 3/4 plus the handle.

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

    No cracks or chips. Tiny wobble when tested on a sheet of glass. Cooking surface is good, but pebbled to the touch and will only improve with use

    $65 shipped

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

    $65.00
  • Item 2331
    Please note all pictures on our site are of the actual piece you will receive, not a stock photo of a similar piece. Additionally all our pieces unless marked otherwise are fully restored and seasoned. Just wash them and start cooking.

    COLLECTOR GRADE! I wish I could tell you who made this piece, my initial feeling based on the quality and casting would have been Griswold, but Griswold so far as we know did not make one with handles like this. but the quality is beautiful – with serious WOW factor. 12 cups in the H pattern.

    Marked: “French” on the underside of one handle and “No Roll 11” on the other.

    7” 1/2 x 12” 3/4

    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 outstanding.

    $100 shipped

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

    $100.00
  • Item 2329
    Sold as found – totally unrestored as desired by collectors.

    Very Cool piece!!

    One of the oldest copper pieces I’ve found. Handle style suggest it is at least 150 years old. Dovetailed bottom (made in two pieces), smith made beaten handle that looks like copper, but could be bronze, with handmade peens. Handle has the markings “00” on it which many believe are owner marks. Very heavy piece weighing almost 3 1/2 pounds. Probably French in origin. I have not even cleaned it, but it looks like the tinning on this one is pretty good and may not need to be redone.

    Marked “00” on the handle.

    8” 7/8 diameter, 4” 3/8 deep, 11” 3/4 handle

    Unrestored. Sold as found.

    $125 shipped

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    $125.00
  • Item 2322

    Please note all pictures on our site are of the actual piece you will receive, not a stock photo of a similar piece.  Additionally all our pieces unless marked otherwise are fully restored and seasoned.  Just wash them and start cooking.

    Waterman style #3 gem pan with bottom gate.  This is based on the Nathanial Waterman Patent of 1859.   They were widely copied by a number of foundries and made without the Waterman name.  Waterman pans are end poured/gated but this one is bottom poured so it almost certainly came from another foundry.  Still it’s a gorgeous well made piece that shows how good small foundry iron could really be.   Ready for use or display this gem is in excellent condition – with it’s only imperfections are very minor pouring flaws from the foundry.  Underside of the cups are beautifully smootherd, while the interior is typical of gem pans that could not be stone polished on the interior.  You don’t find many this nice.

    Marked bottom:  “3” on the underside of one handle.

    12” 1/2 long x 8” 1/2, x 1” tall

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

    No cracks or chips.  Sits on the gates so it does wobble (as expected) when tested on a sheet of glass.  Cooking surface is very good.

    $80 shipped

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    $80.00
  • 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

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

    $160.00
  • Item 2306
    Please note all pictures on our site are of the actual piece you will receive, not a stock photo of a similar piece. Additionally all our pieces unless marked otherwise are fully restored and seasoned. Just wash them and start cooking.

    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

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

    $100.00
  • Item 2301
    Please note all pictures on our site are of the actual piece you will receive, not a stock photo of a similar piece. Additionally all our pieces unless marked otherwise are fully restored and seasoned. Just wash them and start cooking.

    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)

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

    $250.00
  • Item 2285
    Please note all pictures on our site are of the actual piece you will receive, not a stock photo of a similar piece. Additionally all our pieces unless marked otherwise are fully restored and seasoned. Just wash them and start cooking.

    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

    Please note all pictures on our site are of the actual piece you will receive, not a stock photo of a similar piece. Additionally all our pieces unless marked otherwise are fully restored and seasoned. Just wash them and start cooking.

    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

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

    $100.00