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Old 09-06-2020, 12:27 AM
D_Madden D_Madden is offline
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Default Lodge Double Skillet Top ?

This one seems to be rather unusual... I knew it was some sort of double skillet combo top right away, but I wasn't sure who made it and it was a cheap gamble. I kind of recalled martin made one with tabs like this to hold the top skillet in place on top of the other skillet... but I'm now pretty sure this is a lodge made piece.

anybody got any more info? specifically what the bottom was. did it just sit on a normal chicken fryer? or was there some special bottom that I'll never find? Also, any thoughts on how 'rare' or 'hard to find' this piece is?

https://imgur.com/gallery/7gtqpNg

not done cleaning yet, but it was clean enough to get some pics... no markings other than the raised letter 'F' in the hanging hole area.
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Old 09-06-2020, 11:04 AM
Doug D. Doug D. is offline
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Default Re: Lodge Double Skillet Top ?

The positioning lugs, as opposed to a continuous ridge, don't say Lodge to me; the raised molder's mark just isn't enough to confirm. The Martin set's top has tabs that extend from the outer rim which hold it in place as a lid. It would also appear the pan that goes with this piece would necessarily need a divot in the top rim at the base of its handle to allow this piece to sit flush as a lid.
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Old 09-06-2020, 10:23 PM
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The positioning lugs, as opposed to a continuous ridge, don't say Lodge to me; the raised molder's mark just isn't enough to confirm. The Martin set's top has tabs that extend from the outer rim which hold it in place as a lid. It would also appear the pan that goes with this piece would necessarily need a divot in the top rim at the base of its handle to allow this piece to sit flush as a lid.
there are pics online (pinterest, ej bogusch) showing the top and bottom of this pan in both plain iron and hammered... the hammered is without a doubt lodge... and is exactly the same as the plain iron one. and yes, it's a single notch #8 chicken fryer bottom, with a concave spot there on top of the handle... I also found reference to this pan in a lodge collectors facebook group and a couple of the names that I know are experts in lodge mentioned it rather matter of factly as being lodge made in the 1930's. (john clough and matt morris)
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