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Old 04-22-2019, 01:16 PM
TJMello TJMello is offline
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Default ID Help On Gatemarked Skillet

Hi everyone. Kind of new to the hobby and I’m loving it.
Found this one picking in my uncles barn and I have no idea
Thanks for the help TJ
https://i.imgur.com/kNWxHol.jpg
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Old 04-22-2019, 03:00 PM
D_Madden D_Madden is offline
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Default Re: ID Help On Gatemarked Skillet

not sure you're going to get a definitive id on this... but it appears to be kind of a transition piece between the earlier hearth skillets or spiders (those usually had longer handles and actual legs to sit up above coals) and the more modern style with heat rings (or 'foot rims' as they were sometimes called) for use on a stove (with the shorter, more ornate handle)... they found that they needed something on the bottom to compensate for the raised gate mark... sometimes they added little 'feet' like yours... to allow it to set relatively level over the gate mark... does it have pour spouts or not? the earlier hearth skillets or hearth spiders or hearth ovens.. .usually didn't have pour spouts... so you could place a lid over the top and use it as a dutch oven or hearth oven... you might be able to narrow down the possible makers by the design of the handle.
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Old 04-22-2019, 07:19 PM
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Just a quick question regarding the leg spacing. Since the legs are at an even 90 degree angle to each other, do you know the measurement in inches across the center from outside to outside of the legs? Was wondering if they are about 7 3/4" to 7 7/8" inches? Also...what is the depth of the pan in inches?
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Old 04-23-2019, 06:08 AM
TJMello TJMello is offline
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Thanks for the help I appreciate it. Heres a a pic of it. Yes it does have the pour spout. Very characteristic handle Id say. Ill get the measurements tonight.
https://i.imgur.com/14WMoEz.png
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Old 04-24-2019, 11:02 AM
D_Madden D_Madden is offline
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Thanks for the help I appreciate it. Here’s a a pic of it. Yes it does have the pour spout. Very characteristic handle I’d say. I’ll get the measurements tonight.
https://i.imgur.com/14WMoEz.png
the handle kind of resembles the Isaac A Sheppard marked pans (but not an exact match)... but I'm not sure I've ever seen a single spout ... could be an earlier I.A.S & Co. or maybe that was a more common handle style and used by others as well... look up Pratt and Wentworth ( https://www.castironcollector.com/fo...ead.php?t=3125 )

pic on an old blog that Steve Stephens started several years ago...
http://earlyskillets.blogspot.com/

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Old 04-26-2019, 06:34 AM
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Wow good info. It seems were getting closer. This is by far my oldest piece I would now guess. But someone out there must have one like it, no?
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