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Old 12-19-2020, 04:29 PM
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I picked up this Columbus Iron Works grill from a lady that said it was her grandfather's and that he had bought it new in the late 40'/early 50's.
After I drove over an hour to get there I saw that it was originally a plated piece. Most of the plating is gone with only the underside and one door remaining.
I know that black iron is preferred, but with so few of these around and so little plating left, how much does this effect the value of this piece? https://imgur.com/a/G3tYGmg

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Old 12-19-2020, 05:40 PM
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I've never seen a reference to these being plated. Plating of CI cookware literally doubled the price. Seems like an extravagance for a charcoal grill. Are you sure it's actually plating? Perhaps remnants of silver paint?
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Old 12-19-2020, 06:33 PM
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I just looked it over again and it sure looks like plating to me, but I know just enough to be dangerous. I'll bring it out in the daylight tomorrow and take some more pictures and post them up.
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Old 12-19-2020, 06:46 PM
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I found this in which the coating is described as paint, but it doesn't necessarily disprove the possibility of plating.

https://www.worthpoint.com/worthoped...ron-1815561714
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Old 12-19-2020, 07:03 PM
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Very interesting for sure. Mine actually has remnants of red paint on the handle.
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Old 12-20-2020, 11:38 AM
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Here are some follow up pictures that I took this morning.https://imgur.com/a/K8NMdjY
The first one seems to solve the question of it being plated or painted. Fingerprint = Paint. Would it be safe to assume that this was a factory finish? Would my e-tank remove it?
I would prefer to have it all black iron.
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