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Stanger_1973 Sep 2, 2013 09:52 AM

I've had the Canadian GSW since a teen was handed down from family.I just recently discovered this John Law &co Glasgow when camping. What might the value be ?

 
 
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    Georgia Strait Sep 2, 2013 10:23 AM

    i don't know values - however it is interesting to learn more about the vintage gsw that you have - tho it looks like it could use some TLC - and don't overheat it - is it warped? hard to tell in these photos

    and i'm sure you know - NEVER put your hot pan in cold water

    GSW also shows up in vintage metal picnic boxes - small size, like a lunch for one or two people. They perforated the GSW symbol (logo) on the back of the picnic tin, so look carefully

    http://www.lib.uwo.ca/programs/companyinformationcanada/ccc-generalsteel.htm

    edit to add - one time about 5 yrs ago i was looking up vintage cast iron - and i found a website of a guy somewhere in midwest who appeared to have some expertise - anyway - i can't find that site right now - maybe gone - but here is something to start with
    http://www.castironcollector.com/index.php

    and did you see this about the Law foundry in Ottawa - might be connected to the one in Glasgow
    start here and scroll down for photos and text
    http://www.bytown.net/lawjohn.htm

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      Stanger_1973 Sep 2, 2013 10:38 AM

      The GSW isn't warped or cracked as well as my John law I'm cleaning and seasoning them today

       
       
       
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        Georgia Strait Sep 2, 2013 10:49 AM

        well, those look nice - again, i'm not expert on values - i hope you are enjoying them for your use - see my post above for pix of vintage Law pan 3 -

        it is interesting, the website i refer to above - the guy in midwest or somewhere there - he had a spare old electric oven in his garage - and would fire it up to the "self clean" or some similar hi heat - and put in the vintage cast iron pans - and this was apparently the first stage in restore and clean - for his collection

        enjoy - they look great in the photos. I wonder what you cook in them?

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