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Awesome! Early 1900's Chicago Hardware Foundry #8B "Diamond" Deep Skillet! Our favorite foundry story and a great skillet!

Awesome! Early 1900's Chicago Hardware Foundry #8B "Diamond" Deep Skillet! Our favorite foundry story and a great skillet!

Regular price $175.00 USD
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So if you're cruising through skillets to decide which to choose and looking for a great story to tell to admirers of your antique cast iron, this is the skillet for you. Chicago Hardware Foundry was only around for a few decades in total, first being owned independently, and then going out of business with its patterns purchased by The Favorite Foundry. The best part of their story is unfortunately their demise. In the late 30's, during the Great Depression, there was a labor dispute and CHF's workers went on strike. A riot broke out on the premises, and subsequently a fire broke out, burning the facility to the ground and permanently ending CHF's production.

CHF's diamond skillets are the earliest versions of the foundry's hardware. The diamonds were the only markings on their skillet, but they are a defining part of their history. The CHF skillets have some weight to them, providing an even heat and cooking surface.

This #8 Deep Skillet is a big versatile piece for your kitchen. Great for deep frying, making small batch soups or sides, or just to cook up a chili in, it sits flat and does not spin so its perfect for all cook tops. Beautiful!

- DISCLAIMER: We have prepared this piece to be ready to use or displayed in a collection. All pieces are vintage and therefore are not in perfect condition. Please use the photos as description. History of use means these pieces will have small marks and inconsistencies which we feel give them special charm. All items are sold as is and we have done our best to present them as such. Please review all pictures and ask for further clarification if needed. Thank you! - CastandClaraBell

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