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Old 12-31-2015, 12:19 PM
RobM RobM is offline
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The consensus among collectors has for years been that these are either CHF or late Favorites.
At this point Doug, I'm going to start challenging the consensus - consensus is not proof. Up til lately, little has been known about Canadian iron - and the consensus is that Canadian manufacturers copied the US patterns.

More and more, i'm seeing Canadian iron popping up in the USA. More oddball pieces that haven't been seen here.
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Old 01-01-2016, 11:20 PM
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I've always felt that the number in diamonds had the feel and look of Favorites. My #10 in diamond has the same walls, same lip around the rim and the feel of my other favorites. It wasn't until I got the #8x that I saw no lip around the rim and a different feel. But the heat ring was ground off that one and it was in such terrible shape so who knows what changes it went through. And I have no CHFs to use for reference (never even seen one, but I'm an fairly new collector compared to you all). I am in Wisconsin (up north) so who knows if the number in diamonds came from Canada. So far, in the words of Geoffrey Rush, "It's a mystery."
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Old 01-02-2016, 12:30 PM
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I love these Pieces.. I like referring to them as follows:
I have a Diamond 14 skillet a Diamond 8, Diamond 6, Diamond 5 .. and a Diamond 8 Lid..way easier to say than a "8 in a diamond stamped skillet" it just rolls off the tongue easier ..try it I'm sure you will like it better>
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Old 01-02-2016, 01:07 PM
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Can anyone point me to a "marked" CHF or Favorite piece that has a diamond with a letter or number?
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Old 01-02-2016, 02:01 PM
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Rob, maybe that's why they say they assume it's those foundries, no proof. Might be that the Favorite "Miami" is where that comes from??? One of those unknown until proven cases.
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Old 01-02-2016, 02:20 PM
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Rob, maybe that's why they say they assume it's those foundries, no proof. Might be that the Favorite "Miami" is where that comes from??? One of those unknown until proven cases.
Miami is a sideways diamond to boot.

T. Eaton used both "diamond T" and "Diamond E". Belanger used a "Diamond B", Smart used the "Diamond G" of course. GSW trademarked "diamond C". "Burrow, Stuart and Milne" used a Diamond with a number although I haven't seen a marked hollow ware piece from BS&M yet. Attached are BS&M irons - 7 and 8. Yes they are raised, but Canadian companies were known for using both raised and inscribed. There are other Canadian manufacturers that used a diamond, but i'll have to look them up.
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Old 01-02-2016, 02:32 PM
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Well you've convinced me about the Canadian use of the diamond pattern overwhelmingly over US foundries. After all the research, maybe you could write an article and call it "The Cast Iron Diamond". I think it would be a great addition to the site.
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Old 01-02-2016, 06:45 PM
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Well you've convinced me about the Canadian use of the diamond pattern overwhelmingly over US foundries. After all the research, maybe you could write an article and call it "The Cast Iron Diamond". I think it would be a great addition to the site.
I just find it interesting really. There's no guarantee that these skillets were made north of the border but it's possible.

BS&M were known for the Jewel line of stoves, had the trademark before Detroit stove works. Then there's Chown and Cunningham VS Favorite stove and range. Really makes one wonder if and how they were tied together in some way. Hopefully proof will come out at some point.

And there are some previously unseen pieces popping up in the USA that were made in Canada. There was a Gurney straight pot that I haven't seen before that showed up in Missouri of all places.
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Old 01-08-2016, 03:24 PM
Sharon Shuman Sharon Shuman is offline
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My no. 5 skillet is a "number-in-diamond" which has a mark that's identical to the example in the Cast Iron Collecting section of this site. I have seen lots of Favorite and Chicago Hardware pieces here in Northwest Indiana, so my skillet could be either one. It is a piece of quality CI, and I really like it. Will we ever know the origin of these pans, or is it lost in the mists of time?
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