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Old 02-10-2020, 01:40 PM
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Default Can You Help Me Identify This Beauty?

My mother-in-law brought this to me and asked me to re-season it. Unfortunately, she doesn't know where it came from or who the manufacturer is. I've got it stripped...it's really smooth and pretty light!
My guesses were BSR Red Mtn because of the ridge down the backside of the handle and the solid heat ring but it doesn't look anything like the #7 BSR Red Mtn I already own (the sides are much steeper and more square on this one) or a Lodge "no notch" but there's no raised 7 on the handle. Someone else suggested it might be a Griswold Iron Mtn but, again, the handle doesn't match up. Thanks in advance for your help.

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Old 02-10-2020, 02:17 PM
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BSR. From early 1950s, when they started using their first type of automated molding, to the mid-1960s.

Related: http://www.castironcollector.com/unmarked.php

Griswold's Iron Mountain skillets have the unique handle shape and will always have pattern number on them.
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Old 02-10-2020, 03:35 PM
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Thanks Doug. I thought BSR too because of the handle and the solid heat ring but this one is a totally different shape than the BSR #7 Red Mtn that I already own.
(I attached 2 pics of a BSR #7 that I just found online) Those 2 skillets don't seem to be the same, do they? Is it possible there was a change in dimensions or shape between the time the one I first posted was produced and the time the second one was produced? I assume it's possible but I've never heard that mentioned. I was pretty certain it was BSR too when I was cleaning it up...
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Old 02-10-2020, 04:11 PM
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They are both BSR. The one you found photos of online is definitely from the period I noted above. The one in the first post appears to have pour spouts smaller than those of the older 1930s-40s Red Mountains and its inscribed markings are neater than those often seen on the old RMs, which is why I dated it as such. It may in fact be a pre-automation piece. Of the two shown, the found photos are of a pan made later than yours.
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Old 02-10-2020, 04:14 PM
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Thank you, Doug!
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