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Forum: Introductions 10-06-2021, 04:35 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By SD_Motak
Re: Hello from South Dakota

Welcome and best wishes from a former SoDak citizen. I inherited skillets from each of my grandmothers who baked and fried for their large families down in Tripp and Gregory counties.
Forum: Introductions 10-03-2021, 03:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 300
Posted By SD_Motak
Re: Identify Skillets Help

1. A willingness to read the various articles and charts within this site (or the ability to post pictures of items for which you need help)

2. An eye for detail

Identification skills develop...
Forum: General Cast Iron 08-09-2021, 10:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,139
Posted By SD_Motak
Re: Strange Skillet Apparatus?

It's a sculptor's rendition of a ski...llet. How's that for literal?
Forum: New Collector's Corner 08-04-2021, 09:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,211
Posted By SD_Motak
Re: Cracks

I've copy/pasted this paragraph from the "Damage & Defects" article under the Cast Iron Collection menu on this site:

"There is a saying that you can verify a pan is not cracked if it "rings like...
Forum: Show & Tell 07-05-2021, 12:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 723
Posted By SD_Motak
Re: Help with Tstat Removal

A member with the moniker "MarkZ" posted this advice on 5-28-21 about his Wagner DO:
"It took a few days, but I finally got it apart with penetrating oil and gentle persistence -- was afraid I...
Forum: New Collector's Corner 06-20-2021, 09:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,419
Posted By SD_Motak
Re: Cauldron Info ?

Lithographic advertisement drawn on stone in 1847:
https://www.wdl.org/en/item/9352/

Example of a casting from Savery & Co:
https://americanhistory.si.edu/collections/search/object/nmah_319714
...
Forum: New Collector's Corner 06-17-2021, 10:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,419
Posted By SD_Motak
Re: Cauldron Info ?

Does it hold 6 gallons of liquid? I'm terrible about estimating the size of something from a photo.
Forum: Introductions 05-10-2021, 12:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,385
Posted By SD_Motak
Re: New Old Guy from Minnesota

Welcome to the forum. You've already taken the biggest and best step to gain more info by joining this forum. Read the articles and search through the discussion threads. If you are still stumped as...
Forum: General Cast Iron 04-26-2021, 07:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,745
Posted By SD_Motak
Re: Waterman Skillets?

A general web search for the exact phrase "Waterman skillet" turns up exactly nothing. While not absolutely conclusive, I also wouldn't hold my breath expecting to ever find out that such a skillet...
Forum: General Cast Iron 04-25-2021, 10:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,745
Posted By SD_Motak
Re: Waterman Skillets?

According to records stored here on this site, Nathaniel Waterman is credited with 6 patents involving cast iron, none of which were skillets.

Can you expand the scope of your question? Perhaps my...
Forum: Cast Iron Cleaning and Seasoning 02-18-2021, 04:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,803
Posted By SD_Motak
Re: Staining?

It's easier to send advice if we know where you started and where you are going. Is this piece new to you? A daily user you want to clean up? What have you done so far? What are your goals? Show...
Forum: General Cast Iron 01-30-2021, 12:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,821
Posted By SD_Motak
Re: Anyway to Identify or Age This Pot?

Clues on lids (or even clueless lids) help define the possibilities for identification. Can you post lid pics to help the clueless? (that'd be me). Thanks.
Forum: Cast Iron Cleaning and Seasoning 01-08-2021, 04:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,269
Posted By SD_Motak
Re: Lye Bath Question

From the CIC article (http://www.castironcollector.com/lyebath.php):

One pound of lye crystals per five gallons of water is the formula. Always add the lye to the water, never the reverse-- it...
Forum: Show & Tell 08-31-2020, 02:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,665
Posted By SD_Motak
Re: Ever Hear of Boundary Waters Cast Iron?

The info below seems to belie the opinion that Boundary Waters cast iron was produced in the 60's and 70's given that the trademark...
Forum: Show & Tell 08-30-2020, 08:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,665
Posted By SD_Motak
Re: Ever Hear of Boundary Waters Cast Iron?

Found this note below at this URL (https://community.ebay.com/t5/Collectibles-Art/boundary-waters-cast-iron-dutch-oven/td-p/27876506)

"The "Boundary Waters" private brand was from Dayton's...
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