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Old 06-18-2019, 04:28 PM
Bob P. Bob P. is offline
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Default Lodge 9 DO - My First Dutch Oven

Picked up my first dutch oven this weekend at a flea market. It was unmarked, but just ten dollars, so I couldn't leave it behind.

Actually I talked the guy selling it into holding it for me while I wandered the rest of the flea, so I kinda left it behind. But just for a bit.

Here it is cleaned up:









The pot is eleven inches across and four and a half inches tall. There's still a bit of black staining on the top of the lid and on the bottom of the pot, I may have to send it back into the lye tank at some point. And I accidentally brushed the lid with a microfiber towel when it was still very hot, of course that left a little stutter mark. But for now it's good enough to start using. I have some bread dough rising, this thing needs to get to work!

I believe it's a Lodge High Dome #9. I've read that the logo'd versions were made between 1935-1940, I'm guessing the unmarked versions would be the same timeframe? Everything I know came from these two links:

https://vintagecastironllc.com/2018/...-we-have-here/
https://www.castironcollector.com/fo...odge+high+dome[COLOR="Silver"]
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Old 06-18-2019, 04:33 PM
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Default Re: Lodge 9 DO - My First Dutch Oven

A few other things I've noted:

There's a maker's mark under one of the bail ears (as well as some more gunk that I missed):



There are some voids in the casting around the base of the pot:



And one of the 'standoff' tabs for storage airflow is damaged (but I didn't see any corresponding damage on the pot rim):

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Old 06-18-2019, 04:36 PM
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And here's what it looked like when I found it:







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Old 06-18-2019, 06:51 PM
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Bread's ready!

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Old 06-19-2019, 10:38 PM
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Default Re: Lodge 9 DO - My First Dutch Oven

10 bucks was a steal! Great Dutch oven. I have an 8 and use it daily for popcorn for the kiddos. You are correct on lodge and the dating. Mine also has minor voids. Still works great though.
Happy hunting,
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Old 06-19-2019, 11:44 PM
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Thanks Kyle! Appreciate the confirmation of what I'd been able to dig up. Good to know a bit of the pot's history.

I made a pot roast in it today. Potatoes, Parsnips, Carrots, and Sweet Onions too. Came out great. Served it with the bread I'd made yesterday.



Our daughter was home tonight for a visit. She looked in the oven, saw the pot, and said 'That thing looks medieval!'. Lol.
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Old 06-20-2019, 06:44 PM
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Wait until she asks for it and say, "but it's medieval" lol
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Old 06-21-2019, 09:23 AM
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Wait until she asks for it and say, "but it's medieval" lol
Wish the forums here had the ability to thumb up/like posts. That would definitely earn one!
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Old 06-27-2019, 11:05 AM
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I would call that a steal of a deal. It may have a few minor flaws in it, but it should make a great user.
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