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Scotty Reid 06-07-2020 01:25 PM

Martin Stove #10 Skillet
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Hi new to the forum. Starting to collect martin stuff. Noticed this #10 has a strange mold mark on the underside of handle. It almost looks like a old screw. Anybody familiar with mark? Just curious before I spend the time to restore. Thanks, Scotty

Doug D. 06-07-2020 03:22 PM

Re: Martin Stove #10 Skillet
If actually the head of a screw, there would be few reasons for it. In the (much later) era of automated mold-making, a pattern suspected of producing defects would have a screw driven into it to confirm which pieces it produced. In (much) earlier times, one might expect to see something like that if a pattern was broken and repaired, but you would think they'd have been a little more concerned than to leave it that apparent, not to mention that being an unlikely way to repair a break in that particular spot. If neither of those, it could be an unintentional impression made in the surface of the sand mold before the iron was poured, which would have resulted in a raised area on the casting.

SeanD 06-10-2020 12:48 PM

Re: Martin Stove #10 Skillet
Seems to me Ive seen thos before...once that is....just a skillet on Ebay, cant remember brand tho. Also, isnt a Martin #10 a semi rarity? Im probably wrong.

Russell S. 06-10-2020 06:19 PM

Re: Martin Stove #10 Skillet
I wonder if it is an actual short steel screw that found itís way into the sand mold sand or the mold itself just prior to pouring!

David Luckie 07-01-2020 03:45 PM

Re: Martin Stove #10 Skillet
Birmingham Stove & Range did this a lot with their pans, but the screw head was beneath the size marker rather than on the handle.

Strawn talks about this in one of his Youtube videos.

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