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  • Item 2317

    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.

    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

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

    $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

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

    $100.00
  • Item 2247
    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.

    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 2228

    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.

    This is a very pretty piece that is just screaming to be put back to use with someone’s grill or broiler. Features the raised center bow type grill to allow juices to drip. When they do, you can pour them off, or use them to baste using the pour spout. This is a great piece which will be beautiful on the wall or when being used. Not quite perfect – as there is a hairline crack in one of the tines. Almost certainly American made by one of the older foundries.

    Marked: Unmarked.

    roughly 10” 1/2 diameter

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

    No chips, or notable flaws save for the hairline crack in one tine. Sits flat when tested on a sheet of glass. Small amount of tool and wear marks on the piece.

    $60 shipped

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

    $60.00
  • Item 2227

    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.

    This is a bit of a mystery piece – based on the fact that the piece is marked Japan in English we know it was made at the earliest in Japan’s Mejii era (as that is when Japan opened to the west). It has hallmarks of that era and may well be from the late Mejii, or slightly thereafter. This piece may have been one that sat as a lid upon a large jar, possibly a tea container, and which could be flipped over and the content moved into the lid for inspection or weighing. However it makes and excellent server. Thin and ornate. Has floral pattern around the entire outside and a lip similar to a stove eye lip. Piece has some degree of pitting but is an extraordinary piece.

    Marked: “Japan” on the bottom.

    upper diameter at lip is 9” 3/4, middle diameter at ring is just under 12”, stands roughly 3” tall and has an interior depth of between 2” 1/2-3”

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

    No cracks, chips. Stands on three stubby legs. Cooking surface has some pitting. Honestly just a special piece of iron.

    $200 shipped

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

    $200.00
  • Item 2195
    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.

    User piece. This is an old abelskiver (danish pancake or apple pancake) or egg poaching pan probably made in Europe. While the enamel on this was in very good shape it wasn’t perfect so we took steps to make this into a good user piece. The bottom has been japanned, and the top has been seasoned anywhere that bare iron could be seen. The results are pretty and it turned this (and it’s sister pan which is slightly larger) into very good user piece. Features 7 wells and a unique handle design meant to keep the handle cooler. Designed for wood stove use – pan was almost certainly made between 1880-1930. (NOTE we also have the #2 size version of this pan – search for number 2196)

    Unmarked

    8” 1/4 across excluding handle.

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

    No cracks, or chips in the iron, but there are some in the enamel where the iron has been been seasoned over or japanned. Tiny whisper of wobble when tested on a sheet of glass. Nice cooking surface.

    $45 shipped Buy this with item 2196 (the #2 sized sister abelskiver and get a $10 rebate on shipping)

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

    $45.00
  • Item 2194

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    Freshly Japanned (a baked on traditional finish used by the large foundries for pieces that were not being used on the stovetop or in oven).

    Large iron trivet.

    Marked: 262? (hard to read).

    9” x 4” 1/2

    NOTE: THIS IS AN ADD ON ITEM. IF PURCHASED BY ITSELF A PRIORITY MAIL SHIPPING CHARGE ($13) WILL BE INVOICED TO YOU. IF PURCHASED WITH A LARGER PIECE THERE WILL BE NO SHIPPING CHARGE. YOU MAY ADD UP TO 3 TRIVETS WITH NO ADDITIONAL SHIPPING CHARGE

    $12 Add on item. If purchased by itself a priority shipping charge will apply.

    Please note we can repaint paint these pieces for you if you would like. A charge of $8 will apply.

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

    $12.00