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Old 08-25-2018, 06:23 PM
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Got lucky at a yard sale today. I asked the guy if he had any cast iron skillets and he had his wife bring out a couple of skillets one was a 3 Taiwan, and the other didn't look like much but a funny handle and a little rust. Then I turned it over and it had a gate mark and a D down close to the handle and the handle had a 9 on it. I asked what she wanted for it? She said a dollar, so I paid the lady and she asked if I wanted the #3 Taiwan Skillet, I said no, and she said go ahead and just take it because I had the big one anyway. I don't know if the Taiwan is worth anything, but I was happy to get my first gate mark skillet, both for a buck.
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Old 08-25-2018, 08:43 PM
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She probably thought the gate mark was a repair. Is it a single pour spout?
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Old 08-25-2018, 09:21 PM
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Gotta love those yard sale bargains ....
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Old 08-25-2018, 09:43 PM
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It has two spouts. Is that significant?
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Old 08-25-2018, 11:29 PM
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A single spout is, I believe, generally older.
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Old 08-26-2018, 12:05 AM
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Thanks for the information
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Old 08-26-2018, 12:22 AM
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A bottom gated pan can be one of two things: (1) an older, usually 19th century piece from when bottom gating technology was the norm, or (2) a recast of a later era piece made by someone without the skill set to do the side gating of the piece being copied. In other words, a bottom gate doesn't necessarily mean old nor genuinely original.
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