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Forum: Cast Iron Cleaning and Seasoning 03-28-2020, 05:44 PM
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Forum: Cast Iron Cleaning and Seasoning 03-25-2020, 02:35 PM
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Posted By MDFraley
Re: Cleaning/seasoning These Waffle Iron Paddles

No secret....Just use a long bristle wire brush and remove as much grime/rust as possible. Attached is a photo of one I just seasoned a few weeks back. Once clean use a soft bristle tooth brush to...
Forum: Show & Tell 03-20-2020, 04:57 PM
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Views: 271
Posted By MDFraley
Re: Cleaned a Few Today

Good job. Nice pieces to add to ones collection.
Forum: Show & Tell 03-20-2020, 04:54 PM
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Posted By MDFraley
Re: "Brilliant" Waffle Iron

Brilliant is listed in our foundry data base here on CIC but has no info regarding it's history.
Did notice that the handles look exactly like the ones used on the Puritan waffler made by Griswold...
Forum: Show & Tell 03-18-2020, 10:47 AM
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Posted By MDFraley
Re: Griswold Rabbit

Already did back on Jan. 31st.
http://www.castironcollector.com/forum/showthread.php?t=7787
Forum: Show & Tell 03-18-2020, 07:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 331
Posted By MDFraley
Griswold Rabbit

For years I've been restoring CI but this rabbit has been the most challenging piece of CI that I've had to make presentable. Took me several days and hours of wire brushing to get it back to new...
Forum: New Collector's Corner 03-15-2020, 01:24 PM
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Posted By MDFraley
Re: Phillips Buttorff Spider Skillet

Very similar pattern found on the Blacklock Foundry, South Pittsburg, Tenn. pictured in the Gray book (Early American Cast Iron) on page 95. Books says that the Blacklock Foundry began in 1896 and...
Forum: Introductions 03-11-2020, 11:57 AM
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Views: 281
Posted By MDFraley
Re: Jared Thomas from Phoenix, AZ

Jared, Welcome to the CIC site. Sounds like you have some real nice collectable/user CI. I'm about 90 miles north of you here in Humboldt, Az. We have good access to a lot of CI with all the swap...
Forum: General Cast Iron 03-09-2020, 08:08 AM
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Views: 448
Posted By MDFraley
Handles for Waffle Irons

Spent a few days last week making new handles for several of my WI's that I purchased a few weeks back. Here's a few of the different styles that one will run across. They are a Griswold No 8, 977, A...
Forum: New Collector's Corner 03-07-2020, 09:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 440
Posted By MDFraley
Re: Griswold Cast Iron Lamb Cake Mold

The Lamb molds are being reproduced and more than likely the one you're looking at is probably not the real thing especially taking into consideration it's at an antique shop and priced at $28.
The...
Forum: General Cast Iron 02-29-2020, 04:23 PM
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Views: 421
Posted By MDFraley
Swap Meet Today

Made some really good finds today and late yesterday. A #3 & #4 Red Enameled Griswold's. A #5 SBL grooved handle cast iron skillet and some other stuff (Pyrex Butterfly Gold in the box never been...
Forum: Show & Tell 02-26-2020, 02:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 474
Posted By MDFraley
Re: Similar to a Waterman #3 (I Think)

Here's the post I made earlier this month referencing the same #3 pan that I thought might be a Waterman but according to DougD it was probably a copy. That being said it cleaned up quiet nicely and...
Forum: New Collector's Corner 02-26-2020, 08:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 443
Posted By MDFraley
Re: Random Letters on This Pan

Listed in our drop downs under numbers and letters. Your piece is a lodge and the N G was used to designate "New Griddle " round style.
http://www.castironcollector.com/numbers.php
Forum: Show & Tell 02-21-2020, 04:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 585
Posted By MDFraley
Country Skillet (KSR)

Here are a few before and after pics of my last week swap meet find of the Country Skillet #11 made by KSR circ. 1910-1940's. This skillet is featured in the RB p.208. Find it a little strange that...
Forum: General Cast Iron 02-20-2020, 08:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 633
Posted By MDFraley
Re: Help Identifying Moms Hinged Fry Pan

Phil, If you go to the Home Page here on CIC and go to the "Search" dropdowns and type in (chicken fryer) there will be about 14 pages that have the word/words chicken/chicken fryer. There may...
Forum: General Cast Iron 02-18-2020, 12:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 637
Posted By MDFraley
Re: Identifying Old Lodge Camp Oven

Based on my research over the past 5+ years the rusted Camp oven was probably made from the 30's to about the late 40's to 50's. Therefore being older than the seasoned one you have. Not sure when...
Forum: General Cast Iron 02-17-2020, 12:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 637
Posted By MDFraley
Re: Identifying Old Lodge Camp Oven

Since there are no pics to view I assume that you have already some research. If you have the RB (The Book of Wagner & Griswold), (Red in color) you can go to p.233 which illustrates many of the...
Forum: General Cast Iron 02-16-2020, 05:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 558
Posted By MDFraley
Re: ERIE #9 Find

The Martin was from a different dealer. It had lots of rust, not the pitting type, but will require more time for cleaning. Probably will post them later on.
Forum: General Cast Iron 02-16-2020, 01:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 655
Posted By MDFraley
Re: Identify 7Y Skillet

Red Mountain has a dia. of 9 5/8". The century series is over 10"
Forum: General Cast Iron 02-16-2020, 10:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 558
Posted By MDFraley
ERIE #9 Find

Was at the swap meet yesterday and picked up this jewel for a mire $5. Got to say it has been the best find in a long time. It's an ERIE second series with a makers mark. Currently in the lye tank so...
Forum: General Cast Iron 02-15-2020, 08:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 443
Posted By MDFraley
Waterman Gem Pan

A few weeks back I purchased several pieces of CI and among them was this gem pan. Think this is a waterman #3 according to our CIC Gem Pan library. Was thinking it could be a re-cast but it meets...
Forum: General Cast Iron 02-13-2020, 09:10 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 344
Posted By MDFraley
Axford Broiler Junior

Have been researching the Axford Broiler Junior as shown on p.226 of the RB and come across an old thread here on CIC in which the Axford Broiler was being discussed, (see attached link). I came...
Forum: General Cast Iron 02-01-2020, 09:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 550
Posted By MDFraley
Re: Morning Swap Meet

The Puritan is aluminum. The base is fully marked Griswold with a p/n of 235 so assumption is it was made by Griswold. The 235 doesn't appear in the CIC data chart but does appear in the pattern...
Forum: Show & Tell 01-31-2020, 05:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 466
Posted By MDFraley
Re: Does Anyone Know the Differences Between the Griswold Broiler Pieces

Not exactly sure of your question but assuming that the pic you have posted does not have the top piece that goes with it??? If so the top piece (880) would set atop the bottom piece (878) and...
Forum: General Cast Iron 01-31-2020, 04:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 550
Posted By MDFraley
Morning Swap Meet

Picked up eight pieces this morning from the local swap meet. They all need attention to some degree but seem to be more than others. One of the WI's was marked New Era 8&9 and the base had a p/n...
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