Friday, 10 January 2020

A French Cake Tin

This pressed metal cake tin belongs to one of my neighbours. She thinks she inherited it from her grandmother. I've looked on the internet to see what I can find out about this sort of tin -- where they were made, why the pattern, and so on -- but with very little success. It's well made and good quality.

French pressed metal cake tin, possibly from the 1950s.  Indre et Loire, France. Photographed by Susan Walter. Tour the Loire Valley with a classic car and a private guide.

I came across a single flan tin with an identical pressed pattern, for sale on Ebay. It was brand new old stock and was described as French, from the 1950s.

My former boss in the UK tells me that her mother had a similar tin, which would have dated from the fifties and may well have been a wedding present. She doubts it was French.

My brocante (flea market) loving friends haven't seen anything similar.

And that's it. I can't find out any other clues. 


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Colin and Elizabeth said...

Ovenex Starburst Baking Pans are not identical but very similar if you Google it!

Susan said...

Aha! a proper clue at last. I'll check it out. Thanks.

Susan said...

Interesting. No explanation still for why the pattern. Seems to just be decorative, especially since some of the round cake tins have a release mechanism that would slice off any embossed pattern on the cake. A few date from the 1930s, most from the 50s, seems to have been sold in Britain, Europe and America, and I think a British company.

Susan said...

Nope. Ekco Ovenex was an American based company. The founder was an Austrian immigrant.

chm said...

Could it just be that this mold was made from a leftover sheet of metal that was intended for some other decorative purpose?

Susan said...

I doubt it. It does not look hand made or home made.

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