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LDaniel 05-22-2019 07:04 PM

Wagner #6 question
 
I picked up 2 Wagner #6 at a yard sale for $10 a piece. Cleaned them up, then noticed one is a good bit heavier than the other. Obviously, looking at them the wall is thicker too. Other than that (and a letter diff 1056V vs 1056C) they are the same. Any ideas why one is heavier?
https://imgur.com/a/tfZREFu
https://imgur.com/a/aNiJGYJ

D_Madden 05-22-2019 11:04 PM

Re: Wagner #6 question
 
my personal opinion was that foundries were always trying to balance material costs (thicker vs thinner castings) with losses from damage either in the manufacturing process or in transit to stores or once in the hands of end consumers... and they changed at times to respond to different conditions.

Doug D. 05-22-2019 11:28 PM

Re: Wagner #6 question
 
To me, the weight of the incised markings and the font of the c/ns place them as contemporaries. Why the "V" pattern would be thinner-walled than the "C" pattern is odd, especially considering that the letters are not significant as to order of pattern creation or period of manufacture. Both also appear to have distinct reinforced rims, so that would also eliminate the reason for the difference in wall thickness.

Joe B. 05-23-2019 12:23 PM

Re: Wagner #6 question
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by LDaniel (Post 44867)
I picked up 2 Wagner #6 at a yard sale for $10 a piece. Cleaned them up, then noticed one is a good bit heavier than the other. Obviously, looking at them the wall is thicker too. Other than that (and a letter diff 1056V vs 1056C) they are the same. Any ideas why one is heavier?
https://imgur.com/a/tfZREFu
https://imgur.com/a/aNiJGYJ

I have a "1056Z" That i just found that appears to be the thinner walled version as well.

LDaniel 05-23-2019 05:33 PM

Re: Wagner #6 question
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Joe B. (Post 44876)
I have a "1056Z" That i just found that appears to be the thinner walled version as well.

Interesting.

Rodney Walker 05-24-2019 11:27 AM

Re: Wagner #6 question
 
Could be a case of stacked variables. Different molds, different guy doing the finish grinding, etc.
Another thought is one pan is earlier than the other. Kind of like the difference in early vs. modern Lodge.

TravisFord 05-24-2019 05:16 PM

Re: Wagner #6 question
 
Thatís interesting, I just bought similar pan last weekend #6 1056Q....it looks like the thicker walled one you have.

SeanD 05-24-2019 05:31 PM

Re: Wagner #6 question
 
I haa 1056 L.....seems tin walled tome...i like it, it cooks GREAT!


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