Garage sale find - "lauffer" enameled cast iron
Does anyone know anything about Lauffer cast iron cookware? I picked up a box with 6 pieces in it; 2 pans with lids (probably 2 and 4 quart) and an oval casserole/dutch oven also with a lid. They are enameled on the interior only, and each lid is a shallower version of the pan and can be used separately. These are heavy and stamped "Lauffer made in England" on the bottom.
One more follow up if anyone is still interested. The black and white pieces were designed by Robert Welch (died 3/15/2000). He also designed the Chantry knife sharpener (2nd version)
I think they were cast at the Crane foundry.
My mother used the 3-4 quart oval model for years. I also have a piece of that size and my aunt just gave me hers. If anyone has any other sizes of shapes I would love to have some.
30 seconds on Google ------- "In 1925, Le Creuset in France simplified the use of cast iron by covering it with enamel, which eased problems with sticking and cleaning. Similar items such as the porcelainized cast iron made in Denmark by Copco and in England by H. E. Lauffer ended the problem of rust. "