How do you identify cast iron?
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Is cast iron rare?
Cast-iron skillets are absolutely, unequivocably not durable. That makes this skillet — which, again, is just under 100 years old and extremely rare — something of a miracle.
Will a magnet stick to a cast iron tub?
Steel and cast iron tubs are magnetic. If you hold a strong magnet near the wall of the tub, it should stick. You may already have magnets on the bottom of your shower curtain to hold it in place and keep the water inside the tub. If the magnets do not stick, that is a definite indicator of fiberglass or acrylic.
What is a cast-iron gate mark?
Cast iron is made with a sand mold in which liquid iron needs to be poured into it (or injected into the mold.) The liquid iron then hardens and the mold is removed from around it. In the 1800s the iron was poured in via a line on the bottom of the mold which left the line, or gate mark, on the iron once it hardened.