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Old 02-05-2017, 11:30 AM
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Well, the inside of the fryer is in good to decent shape, but the outside is really gunked up, with a lot of thick cooked on grease/oil. It is very rough on the outside, so not real sure how to go about cleaning that up. Again, the inside is in real decent shape. Should this be one for a fire ?
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Old 02-05-2017, 11:40 AM
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No fire. http://www.castironcollector.com/cleaning.php#clean
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Old 02-05-2017, 12:16 PM
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Nick,
CIC has a good section on BSR: http://www.castironcollector.com/unmarked.php

Another good BSR site is: http://www.modemac.com/cgi-bin/wiki....tove_and_Range

The dripper pattern, inside the lid, will tell you if the lid is Red Mountain or Century series. I'm pretty sure it is RM.

When seeking identification it always helps to post pictures of the top and bottom of the pans AND lids.

Happy hunting.

Jack
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Old 02-05-2017, 12:49 PM
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Nick,
CIC has a good section on BSR: http://www.castironcollector.com/unmarked.php

Another good BSR site is: http://www.modemac.com/cgi-bin/wiki....tove_and_Range

The dripper pattern, inside the lid, will tell you if the lid is Red Mountain or Century series. I'm pretty sure it is RM.

When seeking identification it always helps to post pictures of the top and bottom of the pans AND lids.

Happy hunting.

Jack
Thanks Jack, I'm learning. Doug tried to point me to the other side of the lid, yesterday, but I didn't understand. I'm beginning to realize now, that all sides are important, when trying to ID, or when seeking help to ID.

Based on what we just read (CIC), it appears that it may be a Red Mountain. This makes more sense, because as I mentioned, the lady that owned it (wife's great grandmother), was married in 1910, and died in 1960, if that helps....and she was 65 when she passed....the fryer was old then ?

What do you think ?

Got some paper towel stuck on it
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Old 02-05-2017, 12:51 PM
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Thanks Kevin. I'm going to read that right now. I think this is one that I should try to restore and maybe hang on to.......
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Old 02-05-2017, 01:33 PM
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Thanks Jack, I'm learning. Doug tried to point me to the other side of the lid, yesterday, but I didn't understand. I'm beginning to realize now, that all sides are important, when trying to ID, or when seeking help to ID.

Based on what we just read (CIC), it appears that it may be a Red Mountain. This makes more sense, because as I mentioned, the lady that owned it (wife's great grandmother), was married in 1910, and died in 1960, if that helps....and she was 65 when she passed....the fryer was old then ?

What do you think ?

Got some paper towel stuck on it
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I think both are Red Mountain.
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Old 02-05-2017, 02:40 PM
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I think both are Red Mountain.
I'm surely no expert, but based on the CIC archives, it does indeed appear to be a BSR "Red Mountain" Chicken Fryer. Any further input from anyone would be appreciated, and welcome..
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Old 02-05-2017, 02:45 PM
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Looks Red Mountain to me, too.
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Old 02-05-2017, 02:52 PM
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The spouts look small, and make me think this is a post-automation piece. I guess not given the before-1960 restriction. The RM "style" markings were apparently used on pieces sold as Century. We know the crudely incised , "handwritten" markings to be older and definitely RM. But the later higher quality lettering could be either. Compared to what's on my RM lid the lettering on this one doesn't seem the typical crude. Looking at the basters too long and I can't decide if I find them more random or regular in placement. But they're not as random as my lid.
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Looks Red Mountain to me, too.
Thanks Kevin......
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