This is Carleton Place resident Christine Armstrong. She emailed a picture of her Grandmother’s Findlay’s frying pan yesterday. If you have any recipes using your Findlay products-tell me. I would love to share them. I am thrilled Christine is going to be sharing more Carleton Place memories with us.
When you mentioned the Findlay foundary I had to send you this picture. This spent many years in my grandma’s kitchen before it got passed on to me. This pan could tell a lot of stories if it could talk! I still use it my kitchen at least once a week and it is better than any new non-stick pan. Wish we could still have them here. I wonder how many kitchens in Carleton Place still have these?
Money was always tight and buying table syrup was out of the question so this is the family recipe. Grandma would make the syrup on the pan then put it in a mason jar wrapped in a towel to keep it warm. Then she would make a mound of pancakes and we would have a feast.—- Christine Armstrong
I just saw this on Ebay.. (No I do not sell online) and this is something I have never seen before. A Findlay Bros. Carleton Place/ Branch Houses Miniature Cast Iron Advertising–
We found one last summer buried deep when we were digging to repair our foundation. It’s in pretty rough shape and I couldn’t read all the words. Now I know for sure it’s a Findlay. Thanks Linda for posting.
My Grandmother’s Table Syrup
3 cups white sugar
1.5 cups warm water
Boil for 1 minute on high, and then remove from heat. Add 1/2 tsp Maple extract.
This is a photo of the actual frying pan Christine sent me today
The frying pan is a number 5.
See the Findlay Foundry Memorial plaque across from the town hall on Bridge Street in Carleton Place.