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Forum: General Cast Iron Yesterday, 09:36 AM
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Posted By Doug D.
Re: Reproduction!

How to identify this and other commonly seen reproductions/fakes can be found here:

http://www.castironcollector.com/fakes.php#0skilletfake
Forum: General Cast Iron 10-25-2020, 08:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 187
Posted By Doug D.
Re: Lodge Blacklock Warp

My assumption would be someone probably did as I described above, warped their nice new skillet, and it somehow ended up where you found it. Older (and newer) thinner castings don't take abuse as...
Forum: General Cast Iron 10-25-2020, 07:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 187
Posted By Doug D.
Re: Lodge Blacklock Warp

Yes, I'm aware of their new premium Blacklock skillets. I wasn't entirely sure you meant that or the old unmarked pans people like to think are late 19th century Blacklock.
Forum: General Cast Iron 10-25-2020, 03:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 187
Posted By Doug D.
Re: Lodge Blacklock Warp

Assuming you are speaking of the modern line Lodge is calling Blacklock? I wouldn't say warpage is inevitable, assuming the user doesn't do something negligent like placing an empty pan on a high...
Forum: General Cast Iron 10-25-2020, 03:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 113
Posted By Doug D.
Re: What is Largest Griswold Dutch Oven?

BB and RB don't list or mention anything other than #6 - #13 in regular round dutch ovens.
Forum: Show & Tell 10-23-2020, 05:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 169
Posted By Doug D.
Re: Wapak Bale Griddle

The 742 indicates it being made using a Griswold griddle as a pattern.
Forum: Show & Tell 10-10-2020, 07:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,032
Posted By Doug D.
Re: Got Lucky This Morning

See post #8, first page.
Forum: General Cast Iron 10-08-2020, 01:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 315
Posted By Doug D.
Re: Lodge Rectangular Roaster Pan

The information I have doesn't show the pan in any pre-1960s literature. If yours is 12x20x3, it was sold as the "fish pan". If the pattern was altered to add "Made In USA" at the same time as other...
Forum: General Cast Iron 10-08-2020, 08:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 315
Posted By Doug D.
Re: Lodge Rectangular Roaster Pan

There is no rectangular roasting pan (nor fish pan) in Lodge catalogs up through the 1950s. A 1968 catalog shows the Fish Pan as 12" x 20" x 3". No cover.
Forum: New Collector's Corner 10-06-2020, 03:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 626
Posted By Doug D.
Re: Help ID This Skillet

Hard to say. It looks well made and finished. The large pour spouts (and the sulfur pitting) tend to indicate 1940s or earlier, but the markings and handle shape don't give any real clues.
Forum: New Collector's Corner 10-05-2020, 10:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 319
Posted By Doug D.
Re: Help Identifying Cast Iron Griddles

You'll need to determine if there are any markings (other the the size number on the handle) at all on the first in order to have any chance at an ID on a maker. None are apparent in the photos. The...
Forum: New Collector's Corner 10-05-2020, 07:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 626
Posted By Doug D.
Re: Help ID This Skillet

Photos of the entire top and bottom including the handle will save a lot of time. See the Adding Photos to a Forum Post sticky topics for assistance.
Forum: General Cast Iron 10-05-2020, 07:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 387
Posted By Doug D.
Re: Lodge "helper" Handle

The Lodge 10SK skillets marked with the egg logo (but not in an inset circle) with the designation "12" SKILLET" and no assist handle would have been made ~ 1987-1993. After that, the 8 thru 14 all...
Forum: General Cast Iron 10-05-2020, 02:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 325
Posted By Doug D.
Re: Id Help. Pre Lodge Blacklock?

The stray raised marking on the bottom notwithstanding, this would be considered an "SMS" (Southern Mystery Skillet) rather than "possible Blacklock", which have outside heat rings and larger pour...
Forum: New Collector's Corner 10-03-2020, 04:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 624
Posted By Doug D.
Re: Vollrath - Information Needed

Most likely the correct lid. Unless they have the raised letter markings for basting elements on the underside, Vollrath DO lids appear to have no basting drippers. Larger size lids are seen with the...
Forum: Cast Iron Cleaning and Seasoning 10-02-2020, 12:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 642
Posted By Doug D.
Re: Can Rust Form Under the Seasoning?

Even a weaker than normal lye solution shouldn't allow rust to form, pH would likely still be too high. I can't see someone purposely seasoning over rust. It might be possible, but unlikely that a...
Forum: New Collector's Corner 10-02-2020, 09:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 624
Posted By Doug D.
Re: Vollrath - Information Needed

Would need to see the lid you have for it, top and bottom.
Forum: New Collector's Corner 10-01-2020, 09:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 624
Posted By Doug D.
Re: Vollrath - Information Needed

Well, it's a #6, a rare size among any maker's dutch ovens. If you don't have it, finding the lid will take an inordinate amount of luck. Info on how early Vollrath started making CI is sketchy, but...
Forum: Recipe File 10-01-2020, 08:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,534
Posted By Doug D.
Re: Cast Iron Baked Chicken (Courtesy of Cooks Country)

The recipe is easy enough so as to be virtually foolproof. While the seasoning and high heat cook result in flavorful and visually appealing chicken, my experience is that it does not necessarily...
Forum: Show & Tell 09-29-2020, 11:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,032
Posted By Doug D.
Re: Got Lucky This Morning

And the cover is worth more than the pan. Hope no cracks or warp. Late handle, probably one of the last 14s made in Erie.
Forum: Show & Tell 09-29-2020, 09:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 432
Posted By Doug D.
Re: Victor #7. Time Period?

Usually, those making a big deal out of it make it seem like there's only one pan like that, as if each pan was individually marked after casting. We know, of course, that it's the pattern that has...
Forum: General Cast Iron 09-27-2020, 05:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 647
Posted By Doug D.
Re: Yard Sale Finds

The #8 WWSO hammered aluminum roaster is seen with c/ns 2248 and 3248. Hard to say what the difference is. It appears the 2248 says "ROUND ROASTER" on the bottom, but the 3248 is seen with and...
Forum: Show & Tell 09-25-2020, 02:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 432
Posted By Doug D.
Re: Victor #7. Time Period?

A #8 with that marking variation is in the Victor gallery (third photo) here: http://www.castironcollector.com/economy.php#victor In the table of characteristics, yours is the next to last.
Forum: General Cast Iron 09-25-2020, 11:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 379
Posted By Doug D.
Re: Help ID This Please!!!

BSR Red Mountain period, as described here: http://www.castironcollector.com/unmarked.php#bsr
Forum: New Collector's Corner 09-24-2020, 08:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,436
Posted By Doug D.
Re: Aebleskiver Vs. Egg Poacher

To be fair, the catalog reprint I have does have the decimal points the one above apparently left the reader to assume.
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