AUSTRALIA'S VERY OWN
CAMP OVEN & OUTDOOR COOKING
AND CAMPING FORUM
 
 
am
pm

East Australian Time
Welcome, Guest.
If this is your first visit to COCIA, be sure to check out the many references on the Help Board. You will have to Login or Register, before you can post. Click the register TAB below to proceed or to start viewing messages, simply select the Board that you want to visit.

 
Our ForumsForum Help Privacy Policy Search

RegisterLogin Me In



 
 
Page Index Toggle Pages: 1
Send Topic Print
J&J Siddons (Kenrick & Sons) 3 gallon - was it plated? (Read 62 times)
 
Jun 8th, 2024 at 10:17am

Drovers Dog   Offline
COCIA New Member
I Love COCIA
Joined: Jun 8th, 2024 at 9:51am
Last online: Jun 8th, 2024 at 5:34pm

Victoria, Victoria, Australia

Gender: male
Posts: 2
 
G'day. First time poster, hoping the collected wisdom here can help. I recently recovered a J&J Siddons 3 gallon stove pot that we'd used when cooking for shearers in my childhood. It's been in the back of farm sheds, got water in it, used for and to store who-knows-what, and generally abused for 50 odd years, so I stuck it in the electrolysis tank for a bit to get the rust off. When I pulled it out I was surprised to see what looks like the remains of plating on the inside. Does anyone know if Siddons ever plated their pots? The streaks around the inside and marks on the rim seem like soft bright metal. The lid is plated on the inside, but it's not cast. I'm trying to figure out if it's something caused by a previous use (eg. possibly even melting lead), or remains of an original plating. Photo attached.
 

siddons.jpg (4616 KB | )
siddons.jpg
IP Logged  
 
Reply #1 - Jun 8th, 2024 at 10:24am

Derek   Offline
COCIA Caretaker
The "Camp Oven Cook"
Joined: Nov 10th, 2003 at 3:00pm
Last online: Yesterday at 9:51pm

Lockyer Valley, Queensland, Australia

Gender: male
Mood:
Zodiac sign: Virgo
Posts: 16722
******
 
I don’t really know much about them but here is an image of one that was sold on eBay recently.  Has the similar internal surface as yours.

I wonder if they may have tinned the inside of them.  Then again I do not even know if that can be done with cast iron.
 

IMG_0522.png (511 KB | )
IMG_0522.png

Retired
Camp Oven Cook
IP Logged  
 
Reply #2 - Jun 8th, 2024 at 1:06pm

jclures   Offline
COCIA Diamond Member
I Love COCIA
Joined: May 14th, 2009 at 9:24pm
Last online: Yesterday at 5:16pm

Herberton, Queensland, Australia

Gender: male
Zodiac sign: Capricorn
Posts: 1935
*****
 
Could it be the cast it self just polished, On one of my fry pans I used a flapper disk and polished it.
 
IP Logged  
 
Reply #3 - Jun 8th, 2024 at 1:59pm

Drovers Dog   Offline
COCIA New Member
I Love COCIA
Joined: Jun 8th, 2024 at 9:51am
Last online: Jun 8th, 2024 at 5:34pm

Victoria, Victoria, Australia

Gender: male
Posts: 2
 
Thanks for the responses. it's a different metal, softer than the cast iron. The pitting is bad - who leaves cast iron where the rain can get at it  Roll Eyes - could use it for a stew pot or boiler as is, but if it's tin or lead maybe not... Too soft to be nickel I think, definitely not chrome. There's a bit of sentimental value in it, half tempted to try to sand it.
 
IP Logged  
 
Reply #4 - Jun 8th, 2024 at 9:38pm

Gordon   Offline
COCIA Bronze Member
I Love COCIA
Joined: Apr 10th, 2024 at 10:09pm
Last online: Yesterday at 10:11pm

Harvey, Western Australia, Australia

Gender: male
Posts: 11
*
 
Reminds me of that old paint silver frost. It reminds me of my old grandmothers outside wash basin, which had been painted on the inside to help stop rust.
 
IP Logged  
 
Page Index Toggle Pages: 1
Facebook Twitter
Send Topic Print

Link to This Topic


Australia’s Very Own Camp Oven & Outdoor Cooking And Camping Forum Powered by YaBB 2.5 AE!
YaBB Forum Software © 2000-2024. All Rights Reserved.


Valid RSS Valid XHTML Valid CSS Powered by Perl Source Forge

Page completed in 1.0113 seconds.

Privacy Policy

Registration Agreement