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Old 05-02-2018, 08:42 AM
WJMcKay WJMcKay is offline
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Default Gate Mark Skillet

Any help with date and manufacturer will be greatly appreciated, hope everyone is having a good day.
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Old 05-03-2018, 08:48 AM
WJMcKay WJMcKay is offline
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Default Re: Gate Mark Skillet

Should I provide more pics or is attempting to identify this one bootless?
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Old 05-03-2018, 09:30 AM
Doug D. Doug D. is offline
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Default Re: Gate Mark Skillet

From the last paragraphs of the website article on identifying unmarked pieces:

In Summary

While unmarked pieces produced by the major name brand manufacturers can often be identified, those made by the myriad small foundries of the 19th century and earlier usually cannot. Knowing exactly who made these early pieces and when is more-often-than-not impossible.

Typically, the only characteristics which distinguish these older pans are confined to molder's marks (usually the foundryman's initials), a decorative handle design, or the shape and style of the bail handle attachment ears. Sometimes, certain designs can be narrowed down to a particular century or part thereof, or to a geographical region. Or, if there are marked counterparts of identical design and dimensions, they may provide a clue.

Gate marked bottoms are often an indication of late 18th or 19th century production, however, use of the technology continued into the 20th century on large format pieces like sugar kettles long after the majority of cookware manufacture had moved to side gating.
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