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Greg C. 10-08-2017 12:43 AM

Hammer Finish Questions
Can I get some help identifying these?
the skillet was a suprise as when i got it the crud was so thick i didn't know it was not smooth sided.
The chicken fryer might be Renfrow Ware?
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D_Madden 10-12-2017 11:07 AM

Re: Hammer Finish Questions
Are there no markings at all on the skillet bottom?

I was going to say CHF (chicago hardware and foundry), they did a lot of hammered pieces but I think all the ones I've seen have been marked with at least a size on the bottom. Lodge is another option, they did a lot of hammered items at times... your skillet isn't the 'ugly hammered'... its got the smaller pattern that looks better imho... but no heat ring... did lodge ever make a skillet without a heat ring? I know the 4in1 is smooth bottom but that is more of a chicken fryer than an actual skillet and chicken fryers always seem to be different, but the 4in1 is a similar hammered finish style to your skillet...

JMoss 10-12-2017 04:53 PM

Re: Hammer Finish Questions
I have my mothers Lodge hammer finished chicken fryer from the 1940's. That fryer is not a Lodge.


Greg C. 10-14-2017 11:26 AM

Re: Hammer Finish Questions

Originally Posted by D_Madden (Post 37813)
Are there no markings at all on the skillet bottom?

no markings at all.

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