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Old 01-09-2015, 04:12 PM
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Default 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
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Old 01-09-2015, 04:22 PM
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Default 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.
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Old 01-09-2015, 04:49 PM
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Default 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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Old 01-09-2015, 04:55 PM
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Default Re: Does anyone know if CHF ever made any copper plated items

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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.
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Old 01-09-2015, 05:24 PM
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Default 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.
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Old 01-09-2015, 05:41 PM
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Default 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.
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Old 01-09-2015, 05:51 PM
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Default 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.
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Old 01-09-2015, 09:36 PM
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Default 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.
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Old 01-10-2015, 07:19 AM
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Default 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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