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Old 02-22-2020, 03:44 AM
Alex A Alex A is offline
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Default I Think These Are Fakes. Help Please?

I'm new to collecting and learning about cast iron, though I've been admiring it for a while. Saw these at a couple antique stores. They seem like they were made to look old. Can someone please add to my observations so I better know how to identify fake pans?

This 6 has a gate mark that looks slapped on and the heat ring protrudes 1/4 inch. Something about the handle seems wrong, but I don't know what it would be.
https://imgur.com/a/bYhFldO

This 8 seems WAY heavier than it should be. Otherwise I'm not sure what I think makes it a fake.
https://imgur.com/a/OaYhg0O

I wish I had taken more/better pictures, but still, this cannot possibly be right. Right?
https://imgur.com/a/bVTAYtM

Thanks!
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Old 02-22-2020, 12:33 PM
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Default Re: I Think These Are Fakes. Help Please?

This is how they were made in the 1800's early, early 1900's. If I see correctly, $7 for the #6 griddle and $13 for the #8 griddle, buy them. Great price.

You found a great place for really old cast iron.

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The one that says Trademark, you might be able to know the maker or year made. Someone else might have more info on that one.
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Old 02-22-2020, 10:21 PM
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The one that says Trademark, you might be able to know the maker or year made. Someone else might have more info on that one.
I think that 'trademark' one is unknown... I've seen that mark before, but never seen an identification that anyone was confident about.
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Old 02-23-2020, 05:58 AM
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Default Re: I Think These Are Fakes. Help Please?

For $65, that big Trademark can stay where it is.

I'm surprised those other two are not reproductions! Especially that 6, it looks too perfect, and the heat ring is ridiculous. I measured it, it sticks out exactly 1/4". I guess I'm headed back, thanks guys!
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Old 02-23-2020, 12:25 PM
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I'm surprised those other two are not reproductions! Especially that 6, it looks too perfect, and the heat ring is ridiculous. I measured it, it sticks out exactly 1/4". I guess I'm headed back, thanks guys!
Alex A,

Griddles aren't used and abused like skillets. I have many old griddles that still have the swirl marks the finishing process. You make pancakes, heat tortillas, grilled cheese, etc in them.
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