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Forum: General Cast Iron 02-22-2021, 01:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 98
Posted By Doug D.
Re: Oneta with Backwards 'N'? (#9)

As common as every skillet cast using that error-containing pattern. Likely, as with many Wapak pans, that this one used an early Victor (by Griswold) as the basis for a pattern. It appears that...
Forum: Cast Iron Cleaning and Seasoning 02-18-2021, 05:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 147
Posted By Doug D.
Re: Staining?

Steel wool and straight vinegar might be more effective. Just don't leave it sitting with the vinegar on it. Evapo-Rust is also effective on stains where rust was once active.
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Forum: General Cast Iron 02-18-2021, 05:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 97
Posted By Doug D.
Re: Griswold Wood Handled Skillet

A Slant Erie HR version and a LBL smooth bottom appear in recent eBay listings. A Slant EPU HR version was also made. Wood handle Slant Erie smooth bottoms were made in aluminum. All are pretty...
Forum: Show & Tell 02-18-2021, 02:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 126
Posted By Doug D.
Re: National #8

See: http://www.castironcollector.com/economy.php and http://www.castironcollector.com/trademarks.php#wagner
Forum: Cast Iron Cleaning and Seasoning 02-16-2021, 08:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 135
Posted By Doug D.
Re: Lye Strength of Solution Question

To be clear, if what he gives you is a 10:1 solution, it's 4 times the strength used for CI cleaning, and needs to be handled with eye and skin protection.
Forum: Cast Iron Cleaning and Seasoning 02-16-2021, 10:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 135
Posted By Doug D.
Re: Lye Strength of Solution Question

My high school chemistry skills are pretty rusty (since I only took physics), but the recommended solution of 1 lb. to five gallons of water is roughly a 2.5% solution whereas yours is either 9 or...
Forum: General Cast Iron 02-15-2021, 09:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 183
Posted By Doug D.
Re: Wagner Skillet Assistance

The stylized logo (with Sidney -O-) was in use (on pans) ~ 1922-1959, but pieces with it but no catalog number fall in a far shorter time frame. This pan would be more like 1922-1924.
Forum: General Cast Iron 02-08-2021, 12:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 210
Posted By Doug D.
Re: Bsr (7) 8-B Chicken Fryer

IIRC, something about them altering sizes slightly so that patterns would fit "two up" on a single match plate for automated molding. Doubled production output with no extra molding cost.
Forum: General Cast Iron 02-02-2021, 03:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 290
Posted By Doug D.
Re: Griswold Camp Oven Question

They appear to be the same in both books. One even has the listings twice for some unknown reason. If only purchasing one book at a time, the BB is recommended to get first.
Forum: General Cast Iron 02-02-2021, 02:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 290
Posted By Doug D.
Re: Griswold Camp Oven Question

If the books show a photo of a piece, the caption will include its p/n. If additional sizes are listed in the caption, values are given, but not p/ns. Both books have appendices of pattern numbers...
Forum: General Cast Iron 02-02-2021, 10:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 290
Posted By Doug D.
Re: Griswold Camp Oven Question

It appears that 8-11 were offered in the early 1910s both with and without a bail handle. Later, in the 1920s, the non-bail handled option was dropped, and the range expanded to 8-13, cover optional....
Forum: General Cast Iron 01-30-2021, 01:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 241
Posted By Doug D.
Re: Anyway to Identify or Age This Pot?

The lid is BSR, mid-1960s or after. The footed kettle is unknown and judging by the bottom gate perhaps up to 100 years older.
Forum: Show & Tell 01-30-2021, 11:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 331
Posted By Doug D.
Re: WAPAK #12, (2) WAGNER #11s. Recent Finds

The arc Wagner without the Sidney -O-. Might be an Erie ghost above the Wagner if closely inspected.

Related: http://www.castironcollector.com/wagnertm.php
Forum: New Collector's Corner 01-27-2021, 01:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 396
Posted By Doug D.
Re: Help Identifying Wagner Ware Sydney -0- W/Heat Ring Set

Collectors sometimes refer to acquiring a "full set" of a maker's skillets, as in sizes 2-14. But they don't appear to have ever been sold that way. Sometimes a limited grouping of the most popular...
Forum: General Cast Iron 01-27-2021, 11:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 493
Posted By Doug D.
Re: Griswold Questions

They appear to be confined to sizes 2, 3, 5, 8, and 9.
https://i.imgur.com/82b8qqy.jpg https://i.imgur.com/5ZqR5NN.jpg
A #3 slant Erie smooth bottom also exists.
https://i.imgur.com/STi6czE.jpg
Forum: General Cast Iron 01-23-2021, 08:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 493
Posted By Doug D.
Re: Griswold Questions

Ran across one in central IL about 6 or 7 yrs ago. Was a spinner so I left it behind. Probably shouldn't have; haven't seen one since.
Forum: Introductions 01-22-2021, 03:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 419
Posted By Doug D.
Re: Hello!

No problems with imgur website or links from here.
Forum: Show & Tell 01-13-2021, 01:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 518
Posted By Doug D.
Re: Wagner Ware Pie Shaped Logo....

It will be apparent after it comes out of the lye bath. They were offered nickel plated, though.

https://i.imgur.com/NlS8Iuv.jpg
Forum: Cast Iron Cleaning and Seasoning 01-11-2021, 10:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,186
Posted By Doug D.
Re: Electrolysis Tank - Newbie!

Direct links to all website reference topics now appear at the bottom of all forum pages.
Forum: Cast Iron Cleaning and Seasoning 01-11-2021, 09:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,186
Posted By Doug D.
Re: Electrolysis Tank - Newbie!

Your charger appears to be an automatic trickle charger/maintainer. Automatic chargers see the electrolysis circuit as a charged battery and shut themselves off. The charger used needs to be a manual...
Forum: Cast Iron Cleaning and Seasoning 01-11-2021, 08:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,186
Posted By Doug D.
Re: Electrolysis Tank - Newbie!

If the product you are speaking of is not 100% sodium carbonate, I would ditch it and replace with Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda which is. Since your make and model battery charger is unknown, what...
Forum: Show & Tell 01-11-2021, 05:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 424
Posted By Doug D.
Re: Help Identifying This #9

Because they are typically seen well made and don't appear to be copies, these are normally IDed as early unmarked Wagner.
Forum: Show & Tell 01-11-2021, 05:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 377
Posted By Doug D.
Re: Wagner 1059 Without 9

Before catalog numbers, heat ring Wagners had the size number on the bottom and didn't need it on the handle. When the existing patterns were updated, the intent was likely to add size numbers to the...
Forum: General Cast Iron 01-10-2021, 01:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 614
Posted By Doug D.
Re: Griddle Me This!

Lodge, late 50s to early 60s.
Forum: General Cast Iron 01-09-2021, 01:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 529
Posted By Doug D.
Re: Can Not Identify an Old Skillet

The line across the bottom is called a gate mark, the gate being where molten iron entered the mold. "Bottom gated" pieces which also have the design characteristics such as the small hemispherical...
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