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Sumuria
05-12-2013, 12:50 PM
So here are the images of my cast iron grill, fondly named "the Beast" I have only used it once so far, but intend to cook myself an awesome moms day dinner on it tonight. Pork butt steaks! Picked up at Habitat restore for 20.00. Usually out of my budget for iron pieces, but I fell instantly in love. Only info was an ad image from 1963 but that one has 3 legs. Mines got 4. Any age info is useful. Thanks!
http://s1361.photobucket.com/user/gtogi ... 6.jpg.html (http://s1361.photobucket.com/user/gtogirl1975/media/image_zpsf159f8f6.jpg.html)
http://s1361.photobucket.com/user/gtogi ... e.jpg.html (http://s1361.photobucket.com/user/gtogirl1975/media/image_zpsf1d415fe.jpg.html)
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Dave Brill
05-13-2013, 12:04 AM
Sweet, looks like it would be unstable with only thee legs. Nice piece tho.

Sumuria
05-13-2013, 11:51 AM
3 legs is actually easier to get level than 4. :) I can see why it would have been revised. Notice the cauldrons all have three for stability. I was hoping this would be telltale for the age.

Doug D.
05-13-2013, 01:14 PM
The originals were 4-legged, subsequently revised to 3, which works better on uneven ground, where it was more likely to be used. The three-legged versions also have a more substantial leg design. One of the legs on yours almost looks as if it was repaired. Or, actually, more like the pattern may have been broken and repaired.

Here's the original patent:
http://www.google.com/patents/US2314791 ... &q&f=false (http://www.google.com/patents/US2314791?printsec=drawing#v=onepage&q&f=false)

Sumuria
05-14-2013, 12:03 PM
Thanks so much. It may have been repaired and it has a crack which doesn't seem to affect it. I just love it! It makes me smile. :)

JHicks
02-27-2016, 06:43 AM
That's a beautiful grill, I have a couple of older grills also.
If you would ever considered parting with it I would be very interested.

Jeffrey R.
02-27-2016, 08:09 AM
Every time I see a Sportsman grill, it is walking out the door under someone else's arm.

Very nice.

JMoss
02-27-2016, 08:14 AM
Hey guys, there are brand new, still in the box Sportsmans Grills available on Ebay from about $125.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lodge-Sportsmans-Grill-/121888840426?hash=item1c61241aea:g:2jkAAOSwWTRWuDr 7

Jack

JHicks
02-27-2016, 08:34 AM
Thank you, Lodge makes a beautiful grill but what I would like to get is one of the really old ones.

Doug D.
02-27-2016, 08:44 AM
Bear in mind this thread is nearly three years old, and the OP hasn't visited here since, so not likely to see responses to new replies.

JHicks
02-27-2016, 12:25 PM
I appreciate the heads up and I expected as much but you never know, lol.

John C.
02-27-2016, 04:10 PM
Here is one I found about a year ago. Never got around to restoring it. It is one that has the holes in the legs for the detachable long legs. Not for sale just showing.

JHicks
02-28-2016, 06:45 AM
John, that's a very nice find, complete with a 1st generation fish fryer pan to boot. Restoring these is a bit of work but well worth the effort.

JMoss
02-28-2016, 07:28 AM
John C,
I have a fish fryer that appears to be the same as the one shown above. Mine has no identifying marks or numbers and the casting is not of the quality I would expect from BSR.
From what I have read, I think it may be from a very early Sportsman's Grill set.

Does my description fit your fish fryer?

Jack

John C.
02-28-2016, 08:17 AM
Jack My now deceased neighbor bought this one new and only used it a couple of times but it set in his basement for a lot of years. This is not the original fryer that came with it. I do have the original one and it does not have the square handles. Has the smaller handles. The fryer in the photo has the large 1/2 inch numbers 3052 on the bottom and sportsman under one handle. I have owned a couple of the older ones with no marking. Sounds like you have the older version.

JHicks
02-28-2016, 09:30 AM
Yes Jack you are correct the oldest of the BS&R fish fryers did not have any identifying marks on them, later on they added Sportsman to the underside of the handle and then the pattern # on the bottom of the pan.