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Old 05-22-2019, 07:04 PM
LDaniel LDaniel is offline
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Default Wagner #6 question

I picked up 2 Wagner #6 at a yard sale for $10 a piece. Cleaned them up, then noticed one is a good bit heavier than the other. Obviously, looking at them the wall is thicker too. Other than that (and a letter diff 1056V vs 1056C) they are the same. Any ideas why one is heavier?
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Old 05-22-2019, 11:04 PM
D_Madden D_Madden is offline
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Default Re: Wagner #6 question

my personal opinion was that foundries were always trying to balance material costs (thicker vs thinner castings) with losses from damage either in the manufacturing process or in transit to stores or once in the hands of end consumers... and they changed at times to respond to different conditions.
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Old 05-22-2019, 11:28 PM
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To me, the weight of the incised markings and the font of the c/ns place them as contemporaries. Why the "V" pattern would be thinner-walled than the "C" pattern is odd, especially considering that the letters are not significant as to order of pattern creation or period of manufacture. Both also appear to have distinct reinforced rims, so that would also eliminate the reason for the difference in wall thickness.
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Old 05-23-2019, 12:23 PM
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Default Re: Wagner #6 question

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I picked up 2 Wagner #6 at a yard sale for $10 a piece. Cleaned them up, then noticed one is a good bit heavier than the other. Obviously, looking at them the wall is thicker too. Other than that (and a letter diff 1056V vs 1056C) they are the same. Any ideas why one is heavier?
https://imgur.com/a/tfZREFu
https://imgur.com/a/aNiJGYJ
I have a "1056Z" That i just found that appears to be the thinner walled version as well.
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Old 05-23-2019, 05:33 PM
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I have a "1056Z" That i just found that appears to be the thinner walled version as well.
Interesting.
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Old 05-24-2019, 11:27 AM
Rodney Walker Rodney Walker is offline
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Default Re: Wagner #6 question

Could be a case of stacked variables. Different molds, different guy doing the finish grinding, etc.
Another thought is one pan is earlier than the other. Kind of like the difference in early vs. modern Lodge.
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Old 05-24-2019, 05:16 PM
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Default Re: Wagner #6 question

Thatís interesting, I just bought similar pan last weekend #6 1056Q....it looks like the thicker walled one you have.
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Old 05-24-2019, 05:31 PM
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Default Re: Wagner #6 question

I haa 1056 L.....seems tin walled tome...i like it, it cooks GREAT!
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