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Tess B. 05-31-2013 05:52 PM

seeking a BSR catalog/list (also Crescent, Martin, Atlanta)
 
Hi there ... my husband and I have taken a real liking to BSRs and are looking for any type of catalog or list that shows us what sizes and styles were made and might be found in the vintage cast iron market. Anyone know where to find that, or if it exists?

Thanks!

Doug D. 05-31-2013 08:58 PM

Re: seeking a BSR catalog/list (also Crescent, Martin, Atlan
 
The bad news is that no book or published guide to them exists, except for a Martin section in the red book. The good news is that, if you're in Alabama, you're going to find a lot of BSR. Look for the older 1930-1940s "Red Mountain" pieces with the large size number and pattern letter at 6 o'clock, the larger pour spouts, and smooth polished cooking surfaces. Early "Century" pieces from the 1950s are also good users. You can see the differences at http://www.castironcollector.com/unmarked.php#bsr

Tess B. 06-01-2013 11:05 AM

Re: seeking a BSR catalog/list (also Crescent, Martin, Atlan
 
Indeed, we found an older (larger spouts) Red Mountain #8 for $7 just this morning at the flea market. Score! We LOVE the BSRs but don't know if they came in all sizes, and what all the pieces are. We'll have fun hunting, but it would be great if there were an original catalog or product list that let us know what all is out there.

We'd like to assemble a full set of BSR eventually, if possible. But doing so one piece at a time is a lot of fun! Thanks for the info!

Doug D. 06-01-2013 08:10 PM

Re: seeking a BSR catalog/list (also Crescent, Martin, Atlan
 
As far as BSR skillets, IIRC, I have owned or at least laid eyes on a 3,5,7,8,10,12, and 14, in both Red Mountain and Century markings. I have a #8 smooth bottom Century chicken fryer, and I understand a 7, 9, and 10 were also made. I have seen the #8 CF at least with markings of both Red Mountain and Century. All were smooth bottom. There is also a #11 square breakfast skillet that has what appears to be Century markings. I have seen corn stick pans in only one size, marked #7 with a pattern letter, Red Mountain style. They are Wagner Junior size. Dutch ovens, I've only seen a #8, but suppose there must be more. I have Red Mountain lids with both what I call the old "gateway arch" style handle and the single-tapered handle. They also made some nice camp ovens, if you're into outdoor cooking.

John C. 06-02-2013 07:31 AM

Re: seeking a BSR catalog/list (also Crescent, Martin, Atlan
 
Doug,I have a # 6 pre USA century series.Only one I have ever seen.Never heard of a # 4.

John C. 06-05-2013 07:01 AM

Re: seeking a BSR catalog/list (also Crescent, Martin, Atlan
 
Failed to mention in last post I have two different size wedge shaped corn bread skillets by BSR and recently saw two sizes of square skillets I would have like to had for my collection but someone had cleaned them with a grinding wheel.

Doug D. 06-05-2013 08:54 AM

Re: seeking a BSR catalog/list (also Crescent, Martin, Atlan
 
:roll: Oh, yeah, I forgot, I have those two CBS as well. There's also a corn stick pan that's two rows of four with a skillet-type handle.

John C. 06-08-2013 06:57 AM

Re: seeking a BSR catalog/list (also Crescent, Martin, Atlan
 
Yesterday I bought a 2 qt. pan with a tab handle on the lid that I think is BSR.Two on ebay now.One is ebay item # 400504123513. Not sure how to post a link.Can anyone help i.d. this one. Thanks.

Doug D. 06-08-2013 08:44 AM

Re: seeking a BSR catalog/list (also Crescent, Martin, Atlan
 
www.ebay.com/itm/400504123513

Yes, that's BSR. They did those tab handles when they first switched to automation, until they figured out how to incorporate loop handles into the process.

John C. 06-09-2013 12:04 PM

Re: seeking a BSR catalog/list (also Crescent, Martin, Atlan
 
Thanks for all your help Doug.


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