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Old 09-05-2018, 10:48 AM
DanReighard DanReighard is offline
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Default Cast Iron Find This Weekend

Hi all. I'm new to the group and bought a CI skillet this weekend. It's my first, I believe nickel plated skillet. After doing some research, I believe it to be a late 1800's ERIE skillet. It looks to be in pretty good condition. I plan on actually using it.

Does anyone know what the flower looking mark is?

There is a small bit of rust on section of it, what would be the best way to clean it up?

After cleaning it up would I re-season the inside and outside as a normal cast iron skillet?

https://drive.google.com/open?id=17g...YVRZo-XAGA2Jb5

Thanks.
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Old 09-05-2018, 11:43 AM
Doug D. Doug D. is offline
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Default Re: Cast Iron Find This Weekend

The flower is a maker's mark, the pattern maker's way to identify himself.

More on Erie skillets: http://www.castironcollector.com/erie.php

Thoughts on plated pieces: http://www.castironcollector.com/plated.php

Accepted cleaning methods: http://www.castironcollector.com/cleaning.php

Plating was intended to give an upscale air and remove the need to pre-season. Obviously, cooking would build seasoning unless the pan was scrubbed absolutely clean after use. Those restoring pieces with worn plating usually manually season the bare iron areas at least so as to prevent rust forming again.
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