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CarolM 01-09-2015 04:12 PM

Does anyone know if CHF ever made any copper plated items
 
Woman on Cast Iron Cooking site has a CHF 8.8 Hammered DO. It has a copper colored appearance on the entire thing and also some sing of copper tarnish as well.

My question is Did CHF or any cast iron manufacturer make a copper coated cast iron dutch oven???

Thank you for your response.

Carol

Doug D. 01-09-2015 04:22 PM

Re: Does anyone know if CHF ever made any copper plated items
 
Plated pieces can take on a brownish tone when seasoning starts building up on them. None of the name brand CI makers plated with anything other than nickel or chromium. Are you sure it's not enameled? A photo would help.

CarolM 01-09-2015 04:49 PM

Re: Does anyone know if CHF ever made any copper plated items
 
I am waiting for permission from the poster to take and use his pics.
Then I will post them here.

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CarolM 01-09-2015 04:55 PM

Re: Does anyone know if CHF ever made any copper plated items
 
3 Attachment(s)
Attachment 1227

Attachment 1228

Attachment 1229

These are what he has right now.
I think it was painted. But he used a metal polish on it and the patina shows even more.

Doug D. 01-09-2015 05:24 PM

Re: Does anyone know if CHF ever made any copper plated items
 
Looks like bare iron to me. I would guess either color shift caused by the camera flash or ambient lighting, or fire damage. If in fact it really is a copper coloration, perhaps it was cleaned using a copper pot scrubber at some point, and the color transferred.

CarolM 01-09-2015 05:41 PM

Re: Does anyone know if CHF ever made any copper plated items
 
Not from the camera, I was thinking maybe cleaned with a copper coated wire wheel. Person insists it is copper coating. Could someone have copper coated it after the fact? Can not convince him otherwise. Thank you for your help. I knew I had never ran into any copper coated old cast iron, and definitely not CHF.

I see there is a company out there now that copper coats some cast iron. I would not want it. :)

Thanks again for your help.

Doug D. 01-09-2015 05:51 PM

Re: Does anyone know if CHF ever made any copper plated items
 
My guess would be it has been cleaned using a copper implement in the past. Note also how it appears to be mostly the highlights and not in the dimples.

Jeffrey R. 01-09-2015 09:36 PM

Re: Does anyone know if CHF ever made any copper plated items
 
Copper can be transferred to cast iron. Don't ask how I know. I do not think that it was done at the foundry. :twisted:

RickC 01-10-2015 07:19 AM

Re: Does anyone know if CHF ever made any copper plated items
 
Looks like copper, but doesn't look like plating, more like it was rubbed on, more like transferred from something else.


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