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Old 02-06-2019, 10:45 AM
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Default Unknown Dutch Oven - #8

It seems like it might be an unmarked lodge - it's a #8 with lid and trivet. Trivet primary marking is just a "6" cast in, with a couple other #s in different spots - mold#s?) The lid has pointed dimples underneath, but the handle is not cast in once piece with the lid. The handle is cast iron and appears to be press fit in to the lid. It has a bit of a ridge on it, with slightly upturned ends. That's the one I can seem to figure out.

I'm guessing it's pre-1960, because of the lack of Made in USA, but that's all I'm surmising. Thoughts on make - I guess the lid is the biggest clue.
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Old 02-06-2019, 11:17 AM
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Default Re: Unknown Dutch Oven - #8

A picture would be great lol
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Old 02-06-2019, 12:03 PM
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Default Re: Unknown Dutch Oven - #8

I can get more tonight if need be.

Here's the underside of the lid:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1JJx...ew?usp=sharing


And here's the lid handle:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1z8C...ew?usp=sharing
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Old 02-06-2019, 01:14 PM
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Default Re: Unknown Dutch Oven - #8

The handle style says Martin, but the underside says Lodge. But on a Martin lid, one would also expect the size number, as in "No. 8". Some older Lodge lids have "applied" handles, but not of this shape. Haven't really paid attention to the RB to say if any Lodge with such handles are shown.

Re: photos, you really need to pull back a bit and show the entire piece. Overall lid shapes can also provide clues.
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Old 02-06-2019, 01:22 PM
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Default Re: Unknown Dutch Oven - #8

I will definitely get better photos tonight, these were just ones I snapped last night after driving 950 miles home last night.
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Old 02-07-2019, 09:23 AM
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Default Re: Unknown Dutch Oven - #8

Here are more and better photos. Thanks for looking! There are no other markings other than shown and mentioned below. I've started cleaning the old crud off, and the underside of the lid shows repairs or tweaks to the mold as it transfered to the finished lid. I'll grab photos later if anyone is interested.

General view of pot with trivet:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1mEg...ew?usp=sharing


Closeup of trivet showing large "9", small "4", not shown "8" on opposite edge:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ccR...ew?usp=sharing

Side view of lid:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/114-...ew?usp=sharing


Underside of pot:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1nmJ...ew?usp=sharing


Underside of tilt handle on pot: "U H" or "D I"?
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Elg...ew?usp=sharing
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Old 02-07-2019, 09:34 PM
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Default Re: Unknown Dutch Oven - #8

I believe the trivet is lodge... if I recall correctly they marked theirs like that... with the multiple sizes.
I'm with Doug D, lid looks like a martin handle on a lodge lid... how is that top part of the handle attached to the stubs on the bottom part?
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Old 02-11-2019, 04:28 PM
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I'm not sure how the handle is held in place. There are no markings on the underside of the lid from attachment. The handle looks to be a slightly different color than the lid, but I see no means of fastening, other than maybe a force fit.

THis is a photo of the underside after a quick washing, but before I tried stripping it. Possibly of note is the wavy appearance on the broad surface - looks like the mold was tweaked.


https://drive.google.com/file/d/1sni...ew?usp=sharing

I've can get newer photos now that the stripping is underway.
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Old 02-11-2019, 04:55 PM
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Default Re: Unknown Dutch Oven - #8

The handle is a pre-cast piece inserted into the "sockets" in the pattern. When the pattern was removed from the hardened sand mold, the handle was left encased in the sand. Then the mold was reassembled and when the iron was poured, it fused with the handle. Later solutions included two hinged half handles that did not disturb the sand when removed. Even later was the single long, tapered handle that could be retracted when removing the pattern.
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Old 02-11-2019, 11:31 PM
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Default Re: Unknown Dutch Oven - #8

so it is a lodge lid? any idea of the timeframe when they used this style of pre-cast handle?
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