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Jason_S 09-13-2020 09:36 PM

Single Notch Lodge #2/#3?
 
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I picked up this single notch lodge a few weeks ago and want to know if it is a #2 or #3. It has a 3 at 12 oclock and 2p at 6 oclock. It does not have a number on the front of the handle. This piece measures 6" across the top not including the lip and 6 3/8" if you include both lips. This piece is smaller than any of my other #3 skillets. Any info would be helpful.
Picture #1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...bc557b54_c.jpg
Lodge #2 Single Notch_Restored_8-29-2020_E by Jason SKOW, on Flickr

Picture #2
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...2d0ccc9c_c.jpg
Lodge #2 Single Notch_Before and After Top_8-29-2020 by Jason SKOW, on Flickr

Picture #3
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...352166dc_c.jpg
Lodge #2 Single Notch_Before and After Bottom_8-29-2020 by Jason SKOW, on Flickr

Doug D. 09-13-2020 10:01 PM

Re: Single Notch Lodge #2/#3?
 
Lodge size numbers are at 12 o'clock. Incised markings at 6 are pattern identifiers. Skillet diameters are not necessarily consistent across brands.

Jason_S 09-13-2020 10:49 PM

Re: Single Notch Lodge #2/#3?
 
Thanks Doug for the information. I have seen this same skillet with a #2 on the front of the handle but a #3 on the bottom, is that just an error?

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...b83a3d50_c.jpg
Lodge Single Notch with 2 on Handle and #3 on bottom_A by Jason SKOW, on Flickr

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...6e1b3801_c.jpg
Lodge Single Notch with 2 on Handle and #3 on bottom_B by Jason SKOW, on Flickr

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...b00f7c75_c.jpg
Lodge Single Notch with 2 on Handle and #3 on bottom_C by Jason SKOW, on Flickr

Doug D. 09-14-2020 12:24 PM

Re: Single Notch Lodge #2/#3?
 
I hate to speculate. On single notch Lodges I expect to see raised molder's marks, not incised pattern markings. And I really don't know what to make of a 2 on the top of what is obviously a 3. Could it be a copy by another foundry, perhaps? It seems reasonably well-cast and finished.

D_Madden 09-14-2020 10:36 PM

Re: Single Notch Lodge #2/#3?
 
the '3' doesn't look right to me either... and lodge of that time period would normally have a raised molders mark, not any sort of incised markings...
I think someone copied a single notch lodge 3 and modified it.
https://imgur.com/gallery/BcnBdWo

Jason_S 09-18-2020 11:17 PM

Re: Single Notch Lodge #2/#3?
 
Great feed back Doug and D_Madden! Thanks for all the info!


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