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Jan 18th, 2009 at 5:23pm

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As you would be aware there isn't a lot of information available regarding the camp ovens available in Australia.  Their identification, history and the information available is few and far between.

Here on COCIA we have the perfect opportunity to record what is known to us and thereby record for the future the information we have.

Please post what you know but keep the headings pertinent so that others can easily find the information.

This should not be a general chat board but specific to camp ovens.

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Reply #1 - Jan 18th, 2009 at 7:26pm

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My first post i have two furphy CO's 10 & 12 both from the 1970's plus two bedouries. the furphy's are interesting because the casting was done with the N in Shepparton is reversed eg |\| both are like that.
 
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Dusty wrote on May 23rd, 2009 at 10:38am:
My first post i have two furphy CO's 10 & 12 both from the 1970's plus two bedouries. the furphy's are interesting because the casting was done with the N in Shepparton is reversed eg || both are like that.


Hi Dusty and welcome to the forum.  Got any photos of them
 

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Dusty wrote on May 23rd, 2009 at 10:38am:
My first post i have two furphy CO's 10 & 12 both from the 1970's plus two bedouries. the furphy's are interesting because the casting was done with the N in Shepparton is reversed eg || both are like that.



Welcome to the forum Dusty.
Any photos of the said reversed N.
What part of the country are you from.
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I noted this years ago from a post/s on this forum gleaned from the "wise ones".
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Metters Ovens ceased business in 1939 so any ovens that bear that mark are as old or older than 1939.

C.C. Harding cast ovens between 1927 and 1979.

Albion ovens are stamped on the base and the lid and they stopped casting in 1907.

Please feel free to dispute this timeline and I will not disagree.   Cool  I have no expertise on Furfy ovens at all........ Tongue

If you have a Holcroft 6 pint saucepan, they came with a tin lid.....

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Yeah mate, I have 4 Harding ovens, 10, 13, 15, 17 and all was cast to order bar the 17 I bought off my mate. I am not sure how old the 17 is, if I can find my mate again I will find out. It could be from the 70's or 80's. The oldest of the others is the 13 and it was made in 1994, I had it stamped on the lid. My 15 was given to me by a friend and after he had it for a year and realised that one he couldn't cook, and two he definitely couldn't cook he gave it to me for a camp oven dinner cooked properly and probably a few beers. I originally ordered the 15 for him so it was like my oven anyway. That was after 1994 and after that I had a 10 inch made and I remember having some others made for friends and a wedding gift to my sister of a personalised 13 about 1998 I think. So the Harding's went until about 2000.
 
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Hardings may have gone longer but not C.C. Hardings as far as I know.  The foundry was passed on in the family hence the reference to "C.C.".
Cast iron history is very hazy at best.
 

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