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Old 06-21-2019, 11:35 PM
Doug D. Doug D. is offline
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The other is believed to be a Wagner made Merit lid.
I'm curious as to the source of that information. Hopefully, not just facebook speculation repeated as fact. We know Griswold made Puritan and Merit store brands for Sears. And that Favorite Piqua made Puritan for Sears as well. But it seems unlikely another maker would produce an unmarked Merit and also decide to potentially infringe on Lodge at the same time. Granted, the handle is Wagner-like, but nothing else really is.
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Old 06-22-2019, 09:52 AM
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The small crudely cast bail attachment holes identifies your camp oven as an Asian made piece. The other is believed to be a Wagner made Merit lid.
Thanks Jeff! Appreciate the answer.

Just got the basting lid cleaned up and re-seasoned last night. Now that it's clean I can see 'butter' marks where they took out the center rows of basting points:



So, this style of basting point is usually associated with Lodge (I think). But you'd said it's Wagner. Was this lid likely done after the two companies were merged?

Oh, and those mystery marks on the bottom of the camp stove - they were just mystery marks. Now that it's clean I can't discern anything, I don't see a mark on the bottom of the pot at all.

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Here's another shot of the ghost marks:

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Old 06-22-2019, 10:07 AM
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The buttering brings an interesting aspect. There was no Lodge/Wagner merger.
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Old 06-22-2019, 10:14 AM
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The buttering brings an interesting aspect. There was no Lodge/Wagner merger.
Doh! My eyes were reading Lodge/Wagner but of course my brain was thinking Griswold/Wagner.

What could the buttering imply? Since I can't find any marks on the lid at all, and the casting isn't the finest, smoothest quality, is it possible somebody did a knockoff of a Lodge pattern and changed it 'just enough' to not get into trouble?

Or did you have another theory? Theories are interesting.
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