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Linda N 01-09-2021 01:35 PM

Can Not Identify an Old Skillet

I have an old skillet (about 10 inches) with a solid ring on the bottom and a straight raised mark about 4 inches in the middle of the bottom. There is also a capital B R on the bottom. No other identifying marks. My mother gave it to me and said it was her great grandmother's. I have had it for 49 years.

I have not been able to identify maker. Any help from anyone?

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Doug D. 01-09-2021 01:54 PM

Re: Can Not Identify an Old Skillet
The line across the bottom is called a gate mark, the gate being where molten iron entered the mold. "Bottom gated" pieces which also have the design characteristics such as the small hemispherical spouts and this handle shape are placed in the early to mid-19th century. The letters are known as molder's marks, meaning a foundryman was being paid by the piece and was required to identify his output. Unfortunately, absent a manufacturer name or initials like "P.B. & Co.", identifying the maker is unlikely.

SeanD 01-09-2021 03:27 PM

Re: Can Not Identify an Old Skillet
Im lost on those kind of skillets, they are just a mystery, which makes it unique. I like it!

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