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Old 08-09-2016, 07:00 AM
Gerald.Leung Gerald.Leung is offline
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Default Help identifying Smarts pan

Hi all,

I bought this Smarts cast iron pan for $5 at a local garage sale from an old man who used to work as a baker. It has the words "Smarts" and "Brookfield Ont" on it. Can someone please help date the year and have other interesting information on it?

https://goo.gl/photos/HC8mYAMZbE29g4ps8

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Old 08-09-2016, 07:04 AM
Scott McCarrick Scott McCarrick is offline
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http://www.castironcollector.com/canadian.php


James Smart Mfg. Co. (Diamond G) - Brockville, ON (1854-1965)
1854: James Smart opens his Novelty Works
1860: Foundry established
1880: John McLeod Gill and Robert Gill join the business
1881: Business incorporated as the James Smart Manufacturing Co. Ltd.
1886: Took over Smart & Shepherd, a rival operated by Smart's nephews
188?: The Gills acquire controlling interest, eventually forcing out Smart
1893: Purchased the Chown & Cunningham foundry in nearby Kingston
1912: Canada Foundries and Forgings acquires James Smart Manufacturing Co. Ltd.
1965: Company closed


Gardiner Tool of Montreal was acquired by Smart in the late 1890s, its G in a diamond logo retained and used for its positive brand recognition. There are pieces seen marked Favorite C&C with a G in a diamond added which appear to be related to the Chown & Cunningham acquisition. The company TM would later include a larger G in a diamond. Subsequently, the TM would change from block "SMART" and large Diamond G in a circle to a modern-styled "Smart's" with a smaller G in diamond.
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Old 08-09-2016, 07:28 AM
CJMunnich CJMunnich is offline
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Default Re: Help identifying Smarts pan

Here is another site you can visit for info:

http://castironcanada.com/index.php/en/

Those are great pans. Once you get it cleaned and seasoned, it will be a good start to a collection.
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Old 08-09-2016, 08:56 AM
Gerald.Leung Gerald.Leung is offline
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Default Re: Help identifying Smarts pan

Thanks so much! I guess this pan is made at least before 1965.
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Old 08-09-2016, 05:18 PM
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Default Re: Help identifying Smarts pan

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Thanks so much! I guess this pan is made at least before 1965.
Should date somewhere between 1912ish and early 20's actually. and it's Brockville, Ontario.
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