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I am currently in consultation with an Australian Foundry with the view to having some cast iron camp ovens made. The standard size I am looking at would be possibly 12 inch wide by 6 inch deep. The lid will most likely have BULLOCK and AUSTRALIA cast into it. To my knowledge there is no-one else making cast iron ovens in Australia.
Should this size prove worthwhile I may consider a 15 inch model.
They will be individually cast and not mass produced like the current Chinese models you find at your local store and only be available through the internet on my website or eBay.
I am wondering, if I go ahead with this project what sort of interest there might be out there.
How much do you think they will retail for? We haven't got one yet, but I would be interested in buying one in the future perhaps. Depends how many places we could go to that we would be able to use it as we like to camp in places with amenities too.
This all actually fell in a heap due to a bit of work pressure and being a bit busy. I will resurrect it though and see what we can do.
Komodo, the Furphy Camp Ovens have been made in China for about six years. To my knowledge Billmans is the only foundry in Australia still manufacturing cast iron ovens in Auistralia and they only do special orders. They are not the one I have been dealing with.
Id be interested. My camp oven is plain cast iron with 3 legs - no "signature" cast on it at all. Im assuming it came from thomas mitchel or the likes.
But i would really like to get a better one and an australian made one would (naturally) be awesome!
It would actually be good to generate a list of "Made in Australia" products. I try to support buying australian as much as possible but its some times very hard due to lack of knowing whats AU made and whats not
A place I'd rather be... Mitchel Road, Bomjinna. Central West Victoria (Jan '08)