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Message started by Derek on Nov 4th, 2016 at 3:50pm

Title: Vintage ????? Furphy Jaffle Iron - eBay
Post by Derek on Nov 4th, 2016 at 3:50pm
A few days ago there was some discussion on one of the Facebook pages regarding a Furphy Jaffle Iron. 

Unlike the Chinese ones I have seen this one had the old type wire handles yet they were not like the handles on the genuine old Furphys I had ever seen.

It got a bit narky and the post was taken down.

Anyway it has  appeared on eBay with a starting price of $150.  No bids as I post.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Jaffle-iron-Furphy-/172396472856

To me it kinda looks like a Chinese one that someone has replaced the handles on.

Thoughts???????
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Title: Re: Vintage ????? Furphy Jaffle Iron - eBay
Post by Guss on Nov 4th, 2016 at 4:58pm
Would they normally be painted like that? I just cant think why they (Furphy) would paint the actual cast plates when it would just peel off in the fire and potentially contaminate your food?...I can understand the handles being painted but not the plates,....it just seems a bit odd to me. :-?

Title: Re: Vintage ????? Furphy Jaffle Iron - eBay
Post by Derek on Nov 4th, 2016 at 5:28pm
Was wondering if anyone else would pick up on the black paint. :)

I think those handles are from a camp oven lid lifter that has had the ends cut off and a thread put on and screwed into the cast iron.

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Title: Re: Vintage ????? Furphy Jaffle Iron - eBay
Post by Saltbush Bill on Nov 5th, 2016 at 10:07am
The ones that I bought from furphy were the same bare cast iron inside and out, No paint to be seen.
But then mine had wooden handles too.

Title: Re: Vintage ????? Furphy Jaffle Iron - eBay
Post by Kingbrown on Nov 5th, 2016 at 12:45pm
Interesting the lengths people will go to. I wonder is it against the law or just a crappy act. I would think it would have to be against the law somehow. Forgery, or conman type crimes. Not exactly on the scale of selling a forged Rembrandt or something but stealing is stealing.
I think you have picked the handles Derek. Great bit of detective work that Sherlock  ;D :)

Title: Re: Vintage ????? Furphy Jaffle Iron - eBay
Post by Chally on Nov 5th, 2016 at 1:45pm
Aussie made IMO.

Jeff

Title: Re: Vintage ????? Furphy Jaffle Iron - eBay
Post by Saltbush Bill on Nov 5th, 2016 at 4:18pm
I think a lot of people are just guessing at what irons Furphy actually made ........Ive seen quite a few different varieties, some double , some single, some with spring type handles, some with wooden handles.
The type of handle used on this jaffle iron isn't  uncommon as shown by Derek lid lifter.
The same handles were also used on welders hammers for chipping slag of of welds.
Some of the double furphy jaffle irons  also had the same spring type handles from memory.
I doubt that even the furphy factory could tell you what was what.

Title: Re: Vintage ????? Furphy Jaffle Iron - eBay
Post by Kingbrown on Nov 5th, 2016 at 9:33pm
I missed the original post on FB Derek but I see he is having another go at plugging it again tonight on FB

Title: Re: Vintage ????? Furphy Jaffle Iron - eBay
Post by Derek on Nov 5th, 2016 at 9:45pm
It was the usual post where he put the photos up and asked people what they thought of it. Attracted the usual comments then someone had a go at him over the Facebook Group being about camp ovens and not jaffle irons and then the post disappeared.

I see it had one bid on it.


Title: Re: Vintage ????? Furphy Jaffle Iron - eBay
Post by Guss on Nov 7th, 2016 at 6:46pm
Item has been removed..lol..?...it had 1 bid on it last time i looked.

Title: Re: Vintage ????? Furphy Jaffle Iron - eBay
Post by Derek on Nov 7th, 2016 at 7:12pm
Someone could have made him an offer too good to refuse.

Title: Re: Vintage ????? Furphy Jaffle Iron - eBay
Post by Guss on Nov 9th, 2016 at 9:38am
....and now back on again , 18 bids ...$225.00

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Jaffle-iron-Furphy-/172400915794?hash=item2823e53552:g:j5gAAOSwcLxYGnXk

Title: Re: Vintage ????? Furphy Jaffle Iron - eBay
Post by Derek on Nov 9th, 2016 at 9:44am

Guss wrote on Nov 9th, 2016 at 9:38am:
....and now back on again


If you look at the questions he has been asked, eBay de-listed it because he put a surcharge on if people paid by PayPal.

They don't like that  :)

Title: Re: Vintage ????? Furphy Jaffle Iron - eBay
Post by Guss on Nov 9th, 2016 at 11:07am

Derek wrote on Nov 9th, 2016 at 9:44am:
he put a surcharge on if people paid by PayPal.


A charge for a charge ;D ;D ;D

Title: Re: Vintage ????? Furphy Jaffle Iron - eBay
Post by Derek on Nov 12th, 2016 at 3:59pm
Gone to the highest bidder at $331.00

Title: Re: Vintage ????? Furphy Jaffle Iron - eBay
Post by Malcolm on Jun 16th, 2018 at 9:43pm

Derek wrote on Nov 12th, 2016 at 3:59pm:
Gone to the highest bidder at $331.00

I remember it, it was delisted because he wanted an additional 10% on the selling price if the buyer paid by paypal. The add asked for C.O.D.  The story was it had been given as a present for helping an old lady out for something,he thought it was quite old and may be worth something. Did some research and found it could be worth something. It was finally sold on ebay and the money given to the lady.

Title: Re: Vintage ????? Furphy Jaffle Iron - eBay
Post by Rastas000 on Oct 9th, 2018 at 10:01am
They did release a metal (spring handle) set and I would give my left one for the double version of that...

Title: Re: Vintage ????? Furphy Jaffle Iron - eBay
Post by Derek on Oct 9th, 2018 at 10:12am

Rastas000 wrote on Oct 9th, 2018 at 10:01am:
They did release a metal (spring handle) set and I would give my left one for the double version of that...


Been a couple posted up here in the past Bob. 

I still have two of the newer Chinese ones.  In fact I re-seasoned them a few weeks back when having a tidy up out the back.

We seem to have less and less fires these days so coals for a cast iron Jaffa’s iron are not common so I took them out of the motorhome and prefer our little aluminium Toastie one on the gas stove.

Title: Re: Vintage ????? Furphy Jaffle Iron - eBay
Post by Chally on Oct 10th, 2018 at 1:15pm
As I mentioned earlier in this thread I believe they were Aussie made. The spring type handles are done differently to most of the similar Chinese handles. We have two of the old Furphy double jaffle irons and the the handles were all painted that gloss black; can't recall is the body of the irons were as well. We have had the one set of ours for a lot of years. Also the moulding of the animals has more detail in them when compared to the Chinese made ones. These jaffle irons are shown (price and photo) in the Furphy price lists from the latter part of the 1990's when Billmans were casting the Furphy cooking range.

Jeff

Title: Re: Vintage ????? Furphy Jaffle Iron - eBay
Post by Derek on Oct 10th, 2018 at 11:23pm
You could be right there Jeff.  Would have been nice to see this one in the flesh and compare it.

Cheers

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