Cast Iron Collector Forums  
Google

Go Back   Cast Iron Collector Forums > General Discussion > New Collector's Corner

Notices

New Collector's Corner A Friendly Forum for Those New to the Hobby. No Question Is Too Basic, So Ask Away.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 12-04-2013, 03:51 PM
Valentona Hernandez Valentona Hernandez is offline
New Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 2
Default logo looks right but heat ring isn't present

I am new to cast iron. Looking to purchase my first piece for cooking in the no. 10 range. It's slightly overwhelming but this site has been a huge help. I have been familiarizing myself with the logo recognition from specific time periods.
I have noticed though, sometimes the logo looks like a particular period but the piece will not have a heat ring when it should or it has a heat ring when it shouldn't. Does that mean that maybe the piece does not fall into the pre-1959 logos?
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 12-04-2013, 04:08 PM
Doug D. Doug D. is offline
Site Admin
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 5,656
Default Re: logo looks right but heat ring isn't present

The major manufacturers famously did not appear to institute design changes simultaneously across their entire lines. Pattern creation was an expensive proposition, and modifications/updates were often made to existing patterns as time allowed. Griswold can be cited as perhaps the most perplexing in terms of logo changes in combination with smooth bottom or heat ringed pieces. Some makers switched to smooth bottom skillet designs around the 1930s, while others, like Lodge, never abandoned heat rings. Then there are cases where the smaller skillets were seen switched to smooth, but the larger ones were not. If you have a specific example of a piece you are puzzled by and can post a photo or describe the design and markings in detail, we should be able to identify it.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
heat ring, logo recognition

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Advertisement

This site is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program,
an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn
advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com or its affiliates.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:22 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.