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Great skillet and awesome story! 1920's Chicago Hardware Foundry #8 "Diamond" skillet

Great skillet and awesome story! 1920's Chicago Hardware Foundry #8 "Diamond" skillet

Regular price $115.00 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 skillet does not sit flat so only suitable for gas or electric coil.

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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. Their history of use means small marks and inconsistencies, including residual carbon, which we feel give them a 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! - Cast & Clara Bell

Cast And Clara Bell sells fully restored cast iron cookware, bakeware, dutch oven, griddles, sad irons, bailed griddles, gem pans, muffin pans, kettles, skillets, trivets, lids and much more! Brands like Griswold, Wagner, Sidney, WagnerWare, Wapak, Lodge, Favorite Piqua, Marietta, Orr and Painter, Erie, Griswolds Erie, Gate marked unknown, Birmingham Stove and Range, Vollrath, Chicago Hardware Foundry, CHF, Martin Stove and Range and Specialty pieces are organized into categories. We sell Collector's pieces, every day users and everything in between!
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