Sunday, June 1, 2014

McCLARY Cast Iron

Anyone with a photo of a McClary piece of cookware, please send them to us to be included in this article.  Did you find it?  Was the piece handed down?  Or is it one of your Grandmothers favorite pieces of cookware?  We will credit any photos provided, to you.   We would also like more history on this company, especially concerning the manufacturing of Cast Iron Cookware. 

Here is what we know: 

J. & O. McClary founded by two brothers John & Oliver 1851.  Known as McClary Manufacturing Co LTD or McClary's in London, Ontario, Canada.
In October of 1927 the following companies formed a confederation.   McClary's (established 1847), Thomas Davidson Company, Montreal (1858), Sheet Metal Products Company, E.T.Wright and Sons of Hamilton, A. Augry et Fils of Montreal, and Happy Thought Foundry of Brantford, to become General Steel Wares (GSW) of Canada.

In 1958 GSW acquired Easy Washing Machine Company. In 1961 controlling interest of Beatty Brothers of Fergus, Ontario (established 1874).

May 2002 Canadian GSW buys American Water Heater Co. from Southcorp LTD, an Australian winemaker.

In May 2006 A U.S. Company, A.O Smith Corp acquired GSW.  In 2005 GSW had sales of about $520 million (U.S.).  A.O. Smith acquired GSW for about $340 million in cash.

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