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Old 11-07-2018, 11:44 PM
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Hi,
Relatively new to the forum. I came here looking for advice on rehabbing a large booyah kettle and the Cast Iron Bug bit me good. I have always had a few pieces in use that my dad gave me years ago but I was at his house a few days ago and he was asking how the kettle cleaning went and I told him about how great the electrolysis worked. One thing led to another and by the time I left my truck was loaded down with these pieces he had accumulated but not yet cleaned. Looks like I need to set up an e-tank

Chuck
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Old 11-08-2018, 01:41 AM
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Thatís a great looking spider skillet with the lid. What is the name of the foundry on the lid. I can make out Hollow Ware but canít read the first word.
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Old 11-08-2018, 05:06 AM
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Nice haul. Who made the long griddle? Also, who made the skillet with the heat ring in the far left rear?

Nice Wagner waffle iron.

With that much cast iron, would your dad like to adopt me, lol.
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Old 11-08-2018, 10:26 PM
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OK. First let me say how great this site is. I have learned a lot in the last few weeks as I explored the site and many of the posts.

I made some notes so hopefully I can answer your questions.

The spider skillet (new term to me) has no markings on it except a 10 at the 12:00 position along with a large gate mark and a pretty unique design on the handle where it joins the skillet. The handle looks like its applied (but its not) and has a raised rib and diamond design on the underside. The upper part of the handle is flat and not finished very well. I don't think they are a pair. The skillet is in much better condition than the lid.

The large griddle has no identifying marks. Just two gate marks perpendicular to the griddle.

The pan in the corner is a #9 "Favorite Piqua Ware" "The Best to Cook In"

There is a heavy fry pan with no heat ring that's marked "10" "SK" "Made in USA". I'm guessing its not that old with the USA mark. Can anyone tell me what that is?

In all there are 3 Griswolds, 1 Piqua, 2 unnamed, and the SK. The dutch ovens have no manuracturer marks but the lid is a Wagner "drip drop roaster" and the frying pan lid is a Griswold "self basting skillet cover"

Gotta say I'm having a good time with this. I'm already looking for a hanging pots & pan rack for above the breakfast bar.

Chuck

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Can anyone tell me about the bean pot, or whatever its called? It has no marks at all on it as far as I can tell... but is is pretty cruddy yet.

Also, my dad probably still has 20 pieces in his kitchen and he has given at least that many restored pieces to kids and grandkids. I got the fixer uppers because he knows I can and will put in the work to restore them.

Thanks again
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Old 11-09-2018, 03:52 PM
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Thatís a great looking spider skillet with the lid. What is the name of the foundry on the lid. I can make out Hollow Ware but canít read the first word.
Forgot about the lid... it has "NO 10" I think under the handle, although its nowhere near as big as a #10 frying pan. "Favorite Hollow Ware" is printed around the perimeter. There is a large gate mark and casting imperfection on the underside. As I mentioned, it does not seem to belong to the skillet because of wildly different condition.
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Old 11-09-2018, 04:52 PM
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There is a heavy fry pan with no heat ring that's marked "10" "SK" "Made in USA". I'm guessing its not that old with the USA mark. Can anyone tell me what that is?
It is a Lodge. The SK means skillet. It was made after mid 60's until the mid/late 80's, if memory serves me right. Does it have any other markings/notches?
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Old 11-10-2018, 09:28 PM
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Forgot about the lid... it has "NO 10" I think under the handle, although its nowhere near as big as a #10 frying pan. "Favorite Hollow Ware" is printed around the perimeter. There is a large gate mark and casting imperfection on the underside. As I mentioned, it does not seem to belong to the skillet because of wildly different condition.
I would like to see more pics of that lid... a gate marked lid from Favorite (or even those odd 'the favorite' items) would be a pretty unique lid... I'm pretty sure I've never seen a favorite lid marked with raised letters on top...

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Can anyone tell me about the bean pot, or whatever its called? It has no marks at all on it as far as I can tell... but is is pretty cruddy yet.

Thanks again
the proper name for your pot/kettle might differ depending on some of the other characteristics (that aren't visible in your one pic)... specifically the bottom and the general shape of the sides and inside bottom... there are eccentric kettles and bulge pots and other names depending on the specific characteristics.
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Old 11-10-2018, 11:13 PM
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I would like to see more pics of that lid... a gate marked lid from Favorite (or even those odd 'the favorite' items) would be a pretty unique lid... I'm pretty sure I've never seen a favorite lid marked with raised letters on top...
So I was working from memory, you spotted me two of the three words, and I couldn't even get right then Boy do I feel stupid!. As you can see its Premium Hollow Ware

The lodge has a heat ring but no other obvious markings. Maybe after a little cleaning...
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Old 11-12-2018, 06:28 PM
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Can you post a picture or the bottom of the spider skillet so I can see the feet. I have seen several "slip marks" on recast lid molds. Yours has a slip mark, but a small one compared to the examples I have seen. A slip mark is a patch that covered a gate mark from a example that was used to make a recast mold from a lid. The new gate mark is usually located away from the center of the lid. With the slip mark usually being in the center covering the donor lids old gate scar. Most recast lids have have handle or raised outer fire ring imperfections. Your example looks to have raised fire ring imperfections. I would like to see the bottom of the spider skillet.
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Old 11-12-2018, 09:11 PM
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Here are pictures of the top and bottom of the spider skillet. Before this one I had never seen a skillet with such tall legs. Can you tell me anything about them? Who is the manufacturer and does the lid belong to the skillet?
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