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Old 02-26-2020, 11:32 PM
Alex A Alex A is offline
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Default Identification and Gang Mold Numbers?

I found two unmarked #3 skillets that are twins except for a tiny 3 and 4 under the end of the handles. Is this an example of a gang mold?

https://imgur.com/a/T9WcBKc

I figured they might be early unmarked Wagners. Then I found this guy. It's different in every way, except that the 3 incised on top of the handle is exactly the same as the twins.

https://imgur.com/a/OSlhO2D
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Old 02-26-2020, 11:50 PM
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Default Re: Identification and Gang Mold Numbers?

When the pans are small, gang mold is the most likely explanation for such marks. Those are unmarked Vollrath.

The other looks like a copy, made with some degree of competence, probably by some small foundry, using another maker's pan for the pattern.
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Old 02-27-2020, 12:24 AM
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Default Re: Identification and Gang Mold Numbers?

Thanks Doug. I just looked at the Vollrath chapter, the handles on the twins are a dead giveaway.

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Wait, how can the third one be a copy, but have the same 3 on top of the handles as the Vollraths, unless the Vollraths are copies too?

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Old 02-27-2020, 10:03 AM
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I wouldn't read anything into the shape of the numerals. There are only so many ways to make a 3.
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