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Forum: Show & Tell Yesterday, 09:20 PM
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Posted By MDFraley
Griswold Mail Box

Know this isn't cookware but wanted to get educated on the Griswold mail boxes if possible. Picked this one up almost a year ago in an auction that had several pans in a box so it was an extra so to...
Forum: Show & Tell Yesterday, 07:14 PM
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Posted By MDFraley
Favorite (Piqua) #10 Skillet Lid

Mentioned yesterday that we had found a #10 Piqua Ware skillet lid. Did some aggressive cleaning to it and here are a few pics that I wanted to share. Have never seen or run across a #10 lid of this...
Forum: Show & Tell 08-17-2019, 09:16 PM
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Posted By MDFraley
Re: WW #6 Cast Aluminum DO Lid

You're so lucky.....Was going to try and add the Favorite #10 skillet lid with my post but it's taking more time to clean up than I estimated. Bonnie tells me it's another HTF piece so guess I'm...
Forum: Show & Tell 08-17-2019, 08:47 PM
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Posted By MDFraley
WW #6 Cast Aluminum DO Lid

Picked up this piece this morning at the local flea market, It was pretty dirty so spent some time this evening trying to make it presentable.
There's no listings on eBay or other sites that I...
Forum: Show & Tell 07-26-2019, 06:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 306
Posted By MDFraley
Re: Past Weeks Find!

In the collectors circle it is referred to as the "Mercedes Skillet". Per the BSR data BSR was the only maker of CI that used capital letters (NO) for number and (IN) for inches on their CI so with...
Forum: Show & Tell 07-25-2019, 09:37 PM
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Posted By MDFraley
Re: Cast Iron Fruit Press (Enterprise)

Hi Jack,
I completely disassembled it and afterwards cleaned everything in the lye. I seasoned the inside only on the bottom piece plus the sieve plate and compression plate. Took the bench mounted...
Forum: Show & Tell 07-16-2019, 06:57 PM
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Posted By MDFraley
Cast Iron Fruit Press (Enterprise)

Found this a few weeks back and just finished restoring it this morning. Think it turned out fairly well. Couldn't get the worm gears out but still managed to clean everything back to like new...
Forum: General Cast Iron 07-15-2019, 03:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 512
Posted By MDFraley
Re: Who Was the Maker?

Need to post a few more pics showing the cooking surface and bail attachment to the griddle. Sometimes these small clues can help with identification. Pretty sure it's not a Griswold or Wagner.
Forum: Show & Tell 07-10-2019, 09:21 AM
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Posted By MDFraley
Re: BSR Century?

As you said....early Century series. Probably around 1957 or shortly there after. BSR didn't initially put the NO in front of the size until the 60's.
It's a good pan. Clean it up and cook in it.
Forum: Show & Tell 07-09-2019, 08:12 PM
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Posted By MDFraley
Swap Meet (Pics After Cleaning)

As requested here are the after cleaning pics of the seven pieces I picked up this past Saturday. All were seasoned today with exception to the two griddles. Only so much room in the oven. At an...
Forum: New Collector's Corner 07-09-2019, 07:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 414
Posted By MDFraley
Re: Griswold Skillet Lid?

Per the BB (Blue Book) p.46 it says the button logo was 1940's circ. for the skillet lids You'll find several pages on them. The DO lids, (Dutch Oven) start on p.63 thru p.68 of the same book.
Forum: General Cast Iron 07-09-2019, 04:06 PM
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Posted By MDFraley
Alaskan Cool Handle/Griswold #9

Most Griswold WI's that I have found have different handles than the one I found this past weekend at the swap meet. While cleaning it I noticed that the wire exits a small hole on top of the base...
Forum: New Collector's Corner 07-07-2019, 07:44 AM
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Posted By MDFraley
Re: Griswold Skillet Lid?

IMO...The low dome with the raised lettering. a) They are older 1915-1935. b) They reveal all the information as to size and what the cover is used for. c) they are just prettier to me....
Forum: General Cast Iron 07-06-2019, 12:27 PM
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Posted By MDFraley
Saturday Morning Swap-meet Pics

Fairly good morning at the local swap-meet. Griswold #9 W.I., Griswold Tite Top Baster #8, Griswold Tite Top D.O., Wagner Ware #9 Griddle, BSR Griddle, Wagner Ware 1061 #11 pan, Griswold #8 Nickel...
Forum: Show & Tell 06-29-2019, 07:52 AM
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Posted By MDFraley
Re: Griswold 203 & Bean Pots

After almost 4 years I still haven't fired off this burner. Restoring these old pieces takes time and by the time I finish one piece I'm on to the next one.
I use "Dupli-Color Semi-Gloss black...
Forum: General Cast Iron 06-25-2019, 02:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 484
Posted By MDFraley
Re: Chaos Arrows on Inner Part of Lid?

I ran across this very same piece (lid) that was on a DO last year at a antique shop in Colorado where I found my Griswold #14 "bail handle" skillet and passed on it. Wasn't sure until did some...
Forum: Show & Tell 06-25-2019, 02:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 413
Posted By MDFraley
Re: BSR 7S with Ghost 6

Since the 7 S red mountain series had a measurement of 8 11/16" it just so happens that the #6 red mountain also has the same dimensions. That might explain the ghost mark. This is per...
Forum: General Cast Iron 06-25-2019, 02:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 484
Posted By MDFraley
Re: Chaos Arrows on Inner Part of Lid?

Eclipse was a brand name used by the John C. Kupferle Foundry Co. doing business in St. Louis since 1857. The lid you have was most likely made in the early 50's but not before.
Forum: General Cast Iron 06-19-2019, 08:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 879
Posted By MDFraley
Re: Help Identifying Camp Stove

Camp Ovens were normally associated with two major suppliers (Lodge & BSR). The lack of markings/style of the three leg camp oven you have posted suggest to me that it is a Lodge made piece along...
Forum: Show & Tell 06-18-2019, 01:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 575
Posted By MDFraley
Re: Sad, Sad, Sad...

Might see if you can sell it to Cracker Barrel . They decorate the walls with all kinds of vintage stuff.
Forum: New Collector's Corner 06-14-2019, 12:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 523
Posted By MDFraley
Re: Griddle ID Help

Because of the pour spout and the raised number 8, I'm guessing it is a "Deep Long Pan", by Lodge, circulation around 1906 - 1930s.
The RB p.231 says it was in the line of the Blacklock Foundry. The...
Forum: Show & Tell 06-12-2019, 05:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 442
Posted By MDFraley
Re: Wagner Omelet Cake Baker

Just my thoughts......but I think your second guess is most likely its intention, an omelet/cake baker. The cake baker part would most likely be a pancake. Probably meant for a single person or...
Forum: General Cast Iron 06-03-2019, 06:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 603
Posted By MDFraley
Re: Could Have,would Have,should Have

The lady that had it up for sale was asking $1000 for all of it but he said there was another person trying to buy it so I'm not sure what he paid. Apparently she just wanted to sell it all because...
Forum: General Cast Iron 06-02-2019, 11:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 603
Posted By MDFraley
Could Have,would Have,should Have

Could have had this whole pick-up load of CI....if I would have been a few hours earlier......I guess I should have checked Craig's List earlier.
Just so happens I know the guy that got this stash....
Forum: General Cast Iron 05-31-2019, 06:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 461
Posted By MDFraley
Re: Was There Very Much Cast Iron Production During the 40's? (WW2)

Not sure they would be any more rare since it would difficult at best to pinpoint a date when they were actually made. The circulation dates for many producers of CI include those war years and I'm...
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