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Cast Iron [Australian Antique Trader]

29 June 2012

[from article in Australian Antique Trader, originally published June 1989 - see full article for more information]

Short history of the development and then use of Cast Iron from 1709 to current day.  Includes information on the initial development of the cast iron industry in Shropshire, England, to the range of products and implements created by casting iron and some of their uses.  This includes in fireplaces, chimney flues, stoves, cauldrons, pots, door-knockers, letterbox door plates, door knobs, boot scrapers, door stops, fenders, irons and pans.

Features and the time period they were introduced are given for some items which will assist in dating original items now antique and considered very collectable by many.