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More notably, the handle was curved rather than straight.

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So, first off there is a line of demarcation for collectible cast iron cookware. The distinctive handle shape easily identifies Iron Mountain skillets.

That is why so many older CO Lids have 'bites' missing out of the coal retaining ring. This is believed to have taken place between and Or even my Griswold skillet? Click on the picture for a larger image of the label. They also discontinued the number 4 size pan with the Century series.

The flattening out is a telltale sign that the pan was not manufactured by BSR.

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Well, the logos and markings on the bottom and handles of cookware would change over time. I like them all. Photos by Byron Holt.

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Some molds used two letters for identification instead of just one, as seen in the 8 K G example above. For efficiency, small pieces would be sometimes be cast in groups simultaneously in the same sand mold.

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We are meeting the requirements of industries where premium quality castings are important. If a pan has one or more notches in the heat ring, it is likely a vintage Lodge. All the patterns had to be redone as the old patterns would not work with this vida no campo online dating technology.

It is not an easy answer and there are a few factors to consider. Unmarked Wagner Ware skillet. However, it fits this "later" Red Mountain 12 skillet like a glove.

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Unlike their skillet and dutch oven lids, the "12 IN" indicates the diameter of the top, not the underside. While much of Atlanta Stove Works' production records from its early days have been lost, speculation on the Facebook group for Birmingham Stove and Range came to a reasonable conclusion that these may be among the "first series" of Red Mountain pans, produced during the s or possibly even earlier.

Beneath the number is the diameter of the pan in inches, i. The new "Century" skillets were being hand molded using the same patterns that just previously had been used to hand mold Red Mountain skillets.

Vollrath manufactured many items of kitchenware from the late s until today. These skillets typically have only a number, often followed by a letter, incised in the bottom of the pan near the handle.

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If the pattern number is on the Puritan or Merit skillet it was manufactured by Griswold. This particular size, 8-B, was introduced as the new standard, and the larger size 8 pan saw a reduced number in production, if not phased out completely. When I got it, there was a little bit of rust present on the gray, unseasoned, raw cast iron.

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Unmarked pans with a heat raised letter on the underside, along with a raised number on the handle, may have been made in the late s — by Blacklock, the foundry that preceded the Lodge foundry.

The oval frying pan, originally made and marketed as a fish fryer accessory for the grill, is highly sought after by cast iron enthusiasts. The pans often have a letter on the bottom of the pan in a Times New Roman-type font, and on the underside of the handle.

This particular pan shows the spiral pattern of the milling marks, created when the cooking surface was ground down to a smooth finish. On all of these lids, the heat ring on the underside has a diameter exactly one inch less than the top.

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Griswold ERIE spider skillet, mfd. These water pipelines were composed of individually cast pipe sections, often termed sticks, jointed together by a bell and spigot joint. Their designers and engineers produced many patents spanning almost years of manufacture.

Gate marked pans are the oldest of the old cast iron cookware; almost certainly antique. Notice the lack of a heat ring that was seen on the older pieces.