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Forum: Cast Iron Cleaning and Seasoning 03-21-2020, 07:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,562
Posted By Dan B
Re: Erie 2nd Series #9 Star Makers Mark Restoration

This certainly has been one of the more interesting threads of late for me. What started as a potential disaster has, a result of BMyer's reaching out for advice, turned out to be a very happy...
Forum: Cast Iron Cleaning and Seasoning 03-07-2020, 08:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,562
Posted By Dan B
Re: Erie 2nd Series #9 Star Makers Mark Restoration

You have found yourself a gorgeous pan that looks to be in great shape. Do listen to Doug's advice and you will have something you will proud of for years.
Forum: General Cast Iron 03-04-2020, 07:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 658
Posted By Dan B
Re: Newbie- Please Help with Cast Iron Recommendations

Hi Evan,

When I was served breakfast made in a cast iron pan at a friends house I was intrigued... maybe I needed to get me one of these things? Then, I started to notice the abundance of cast...
Forum: General Cast Iron 02-12-2020, 10:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 980
Posted By Dan B
Re: An Interesting Question....

Sean,

There is a saying in the retailing industry... 'some people will spend a lot of time to save money, some people will spend a lot of money to save time". No right or wrong, just preference.
Forum: General Cast Iron 02-02-2020, 10:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 550
Posted By Dan B
Re: Unknown Cast Iron Any Help Appreciated

Hi Crystal,

I'm no expert, but the raised line across the bottom of the pan is a gate mark. This is indicates a very old pan (very possibly pre- 1900) made by a long discontinued manufacturing...
Forum: General Cast Iron 12-06-2019, 01:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 811
Posted By Dan B
Re: Age of My Aebleskiver Pan? And a Warp Question

Hey Vicki,

I can't vouch for the accuracy of the information, but perhaps this link will give you some clues to the age.

...
Forum: General Cast Iron 10-26-2019, 09:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,271
Posted By Dan B
Re: What Brand Do You Collect And Why?

Favorite Piqua Ware (esp. Smiley Logo). The quality and elegance of design are second to none in my mind. Works of art.
Forum: General Cast Iron 08-14-2019, 06:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 952
Posted By Dan B
Re: National Star Skillet

If you go to the "Trademarks & Logos" section you will find, under Wagner Manufacturing Co., your pan being identified as a "National Arc Logo (1890s-1920s)".

...
Forum: Cast Iron Cleaning and Seasoning 08-13-2019, 09:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,181
Posted By Dan B
Re: Is This Carbon?

Hi Erin, me again.

When replying to a request on this Forum I always try to refer folks to the many very useful resources CIC has to offer (vs. answering myself and just repeating information). In...
Forum: Cast Iron Cleaning and Seasoning 08-12-2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,181
Posted By Dan B
Re: Is This Carbon?

Hi Erin,

I'm not sure if that is carbon... but, it is the typical "crud" one finds on old pans that have been used a lot over the years. I have seen lots of these and all it takes is a number of...
Forum: General Cast Iron 07-01-2019, 12:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,751
Posted By Dan B
Re: What Is This ???

Hi All, me again on the same skillet I had asked about earlier...

I picked up the skillet and restored it. Despite the pitting on the bottom it cleaned up nicely. I am looking for more information...
Forum: Show & Tell 07-01-2019, 08:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 823
Posted By Dan B
Re: #8 Wagner Sidney )

Hey Wally,

If you go to the "Trademarks & Logos" section of this site's "Cast Iron Collecting" tab and click on the "Wagner Sidney O. Arc/Arc (1895-1915)" link... a picture of what looks to be a...
Forum: General Cast Iron 06-30-2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,656
Posted By Dan B
Re: Help Dating SMART Diamond-G Skillet

Hi Mike, the Cast Iron Canada site may be able to help you date your skillet. Look in the DATING section under "J" for James Smart Mfg.

https://castironcanada.com/

Hope this helps, cheers.
...
Forum: General Cast Iron 06-13-2019, 09:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,751
Posted By Dan B
Re: What Is This ???

Thank you Doug... there certainly are lots of oddities in the world of cast iron.
Forum: General Cast Iron 06-13-2019, 09:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,751
Posted By Dan B
What Is This ???

While this looks like it may be an Erie, it is the thing (I have no idea how to describe it) at 12 o'clock that has me baffled.

Any help with more information on this piece would be welcomed.
...
Forum: Recipe File 05-22-2019, 09:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,414
Posted By Dan B
Re: Rosewater Strawberry Skillet Cake

Rosewater - A flavoured water made by steeping rose petals in water, rosewater has been used as a flavouring for centuries in Middle Eastern, Indian and Chinese cuisines. It can be added to jellies...
Forum: Recipe File 05-21-2019, 09:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,414
Posted By Dan B
Re: Rosewater Strawberry Skillet Cake

Hey BarryL, we had the same issue and substituted vanilla extract for the rosewater (as the recipe identifies as an option). Apparently, rosewater is available in the international section of grocery...
Forum: Recipe File 05-20-2019, 09:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,414
Posted By Dan B
Rosewater Strawberry Skillet Cake

https://imgur.com/a/bFiqvCw

Enjoyed this absolutely delicious cake last night... served right from the pan. (In our case we used vanilla and yogurt as substitutes)

INGREDIENTS
16-18 large...
Forum: General Cast Iron 05-16-2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 921
Posted By Dan B
Re: Help Identifying Unmarked #5 Skillet

Hi TravD,

I'm no expert, but based on the "Identifying No-Name Iron" section of this site it looks like a Lodge to me. Specifically:

1930s

Skillets have inset heat ring with single notch...
Forum: General Cast Iron 05-05-2019, 04:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,222
Posted By Dan B
Forum: General Cast Iron 05-05-2019, 03:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,222
Posted By Dan B
Re: Help With Age of Wagner Ware Fat Free Fryer Cn 1102 D

Many Thanks Doug, and sorry for not providing more images (a long story, but I only have a few photos).

I hope these help to better place date of manufacture... or at least rule out the 1970's -...
Forum: General Cast Iron 05-05-2019, 01:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,222
Posted By Dan B
Help With Age of Wagner Ware Fat Free Fryer Cn 1102 D

Based on the "Trademarks & Logos" section in Cast Iron Collecting part of this site it looks to me that the date of this pan is 1924 to 1935 i.e. " Wagner Ware Sidney -O- Stylized Logo, High...
Forum: General Cast Iron 05-01-2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,796
Posted By Dan B
Re: Ever Hear of NAFCO?

Hey Rodney, here is a link to CAST IRON CANADA's web site.
https://castironcanada.com/
Forum: Show & Tell 04-15-2019, 07:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,389
Posted By Dan B
Re: Early Single Notch Lodge

Looks to me to be a perfect example of a 1930's unmarked Lodge as described in the "Cast Iron Collecting" -> "Identifying No-Name Iron" section of this site.
Forum: General Cast Iron 12-19-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,426
Posted By Dan B
Re: Skillet ID

Look to me like unmarked Lodges. Have a look at the Lodge listing in the " Identifying No-Name Iron " section of this site. Look at the 1930s pans and note that " Some earlier "no-notch" patterns...
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