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Old 04-20-2015, 11:50 AM
Bonnie Scott Bonnie Scott is offline
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Default Ugly old skillet

I have been working on cleaning up this old girl and trying to make the cooking surface smoother. I know it's old but I don't know much else. I am wondering if the PA marking on the bottom is for Pennsylvania?

http://i.imgur.com/VN2BsNi.jpg

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The surface is really rough but I am hoping someday she can be a star in a RickC movie.
http://i.imgur.com/AZZhMtb.jpg
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Old 04-20-2015, 01:25 PM
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Lots of sandpaper!
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Old 04-20-2015, 01:37 PM
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I know it's an old recast. The surface on the outside is just as rough as the inside. I have taken an #80 grit sanding block to the inside but I don't want to go wild because I kind of want to keep it as cast. I know from watching RickC's video that she can get a nice surface and be a good cooker without loosing her original character. I just wonder what it was recast from? I believe I have shown this one to Doug before and he said recast.
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Old 04-22-2015, 04:16 AM
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The surface is really rough but I am hoping someday she can be a star in a RickC movie.
http://i.imgur.com/AZZhMtb.jpg
Haha, I just bought a skillet almost exactly like that today, only the bottom was a bit rough, had a faint gate mark, a ghost ERIE?? and had a few "Wrinkles" on the otherwise mirror smooth cooking surface. Pretty sure it was a re-cast. Thin, light and I'm sure will be a great cooker once cleaned up.
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Old 04-22-2015, 06:07 PM
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Looks like one I picked up a little while ago...

https://www.dropbox.com/s/41apvegi5z...15.26.jpg?dl=0

I've been told it's a Mt. Penn Stove Works.
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Old 05-01-2015, 06:30 PM
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Looks like the Favorite Piqua Ware skillets made between 1916-1934.

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Old 05-01-2015, 06:38 PM
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You are right. It sure does look like that skillet. It's to bad that Favorite skillets don't really seem to be anyone's favorite skillets.
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Old 05-01-2015, 11:11 PM
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Griswold is definitely the favorite among collectors, but Favorite still sells well. The common pans don't go for a lot, but the WC Davis gem pans, some of the rare pans, and salesman stove samples go for a really good price. There must be some serious collectors out there.
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Old 05-02-2015, 02:05 AM
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This is the one I mentioned I found last week.



Larger photo HERE.
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Old 05-02-2015, 07:53 AM
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That one is not as ugly as mine. It might clean up nice.
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