Start Dating old cast iron

Dating old cast iron

Cast iron is one of the oldest ferrous metals used in construction and outdoor ornamentation.

It has a fairly high carbon content of 2 to 5 percent.

Unlike wrought iron, for instance, cast iron is strong, heavy, nonmalleable (it can't be wrought or worked, bent, stretched or hammered into shape), and is more fusible.

We have had to pull many pieces of fake cast iron pieces off the shelves at the Center.

Nonetheless, our abstinent dealer friends may be over-reacting.

Having been in business with his cousins, the Selden brothers, since 1868, the name Griswold was originally seen in the mark "Selden & Griswold", on various pieces of hollowware.

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He'd just bought it at an auction for a sizeable sum and wanted to consign it.