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Forum: New Collector's Corner Today, 08:15 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By Doug D.
Re: Favorite?

I'm not aware of any Favorite #3 skillets that have other than a wide fully-rolled edge for a heat ring or that have an elongated distinct handle reinforcement rib, although there are a few that...
Forum: New Collector's Corner Today, 07:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 10
Posted By Doug D.
Re: Favorite?

Although the expectation is that an unmarked Vollrath would have a sideways-oriented size number on the bottom, the consensus is that these are Vollrath.
Forum: Cast Iron Cleaning and Seasoning Today, 03:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 225
Posted By Doug D.
Re: Mill Scale

Just a reminder. There's no harm in experimenting with aggressive measures on pans already ruined by fire damage. But anything which even subtly alters the original surface texture, either as-cast or...
Forum: Cast Iron Cleaning and Seasoning Today, 08:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 38
Posted By Doug D.
Re: E-Tank Cleaning

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Forum: General Cast Iron 09-13-2021, 11:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 210
Posted By Doug D.
Re: Looking for More Info About a Wagner Pie Logo Skillet

Wagner pie logo #3s are probably the easiest of the pie logos to find, bare iron or nickel plated. The 1053 is not a serial number but rather a catalog number found on most Wagner pieces after about...
Forum: General Cast Iron 09-08-2021, 09:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 166
Posted By Doug D.
Re: National - One Quotation Mark (No Star)

If you search "national skillet" on eBay, you'll see that a great many do not have stars and none have quotation marks. Occasional pattern damage may cause what might be mistaken for an intentional...
Forum: New Collector's Corner 09-05-2021, 08:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 250
Posted By Doug D.
Re: Griswold #8 Waffle Iron

Nope. That older irons with fixed hinges are often seen broken/repaired does much to explain the rethinking of the design.
Forum: New Collector's Corner 09-04-2021, 01:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 250
Posted By Doug D.
Re: Griswold #8 Waffle Iron

Your hands grasping both handles and also not lifting the ball end out of the socket in the base they rest in keeps the paddles together as you rotate to flip. Lugs fitting in recesses on the insides...
Forum: Show & Tell 08-28-2021, 08:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 547
Posted By Doug D.
Re: Wagner Pots

There used to be a place on US50 in Odin and also one around the corner on US51 outside Patoka, but that's been seven years ago and those folks weren't spring chickens then if you get my meaning.
Forum: Show & Tell 08-28-2021, 10:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 547
Posted By Doug D.
Re: Wagner Pots

Ever go to Iron Star up in Blue Mound on Rt.48?
Forum: Show & Tell 08-26-2021, 04:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 523
Posted By Doug D.
Re: Wagner Toy Chrome Plated Waffle Iron

Yes, one has the identical paddles that are leveled by the flats on the handle shanks like the one in the OP. The other has mirror image paddles with leveling pins at 3/9 o'clock.
Forum: New Collector's Corner 08-26-2021, 02:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 380
Posted By Doug D.
Re: Newbie Seasoning Question

It has little or nothing to do with the seasoning process. It's more about an abundance of caution as pertains to unlikely but potential damage by (relatively) rapid heating or cooling of older,...
Forum: Show & Tell 08-26-2021, 11:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 547
Posted By Doug D.
Re: Wagner Pots

Scotch bowls, made for cooking things requiring constant stirring. Pieces marked just "SIDNEY" in block letters were either made in the Sidney Hollowware plant after Wagner purchased it or in the...
Forum: Cast Iron Cleaning and Seasoning 08-25-2021, 07:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 498
Posted By Doug D.
Re: Evaporust

There's not anything in the way of absorption possible with cast iron. The smoke point of currently produced Crisco shortening is 490F.
Forum: Cast Iron Cleaning and Seasoning 08-25-2021, 02:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 498
Posted By Doug D.
Re: Evaporust

Refined coconut oil has a smoke point of 400F; Crisco's is much higher. Not sure what the attraction out there to coconut oil is, there are several less-exotic oils that should in theory be...
Forum: Cast Iron Cleaning and Seasoning 08-20-2021, 12:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,093
Posted By Doug D.
Re: Is This As Good As It Will Get? :)

All good points (I'd skip the pointy paring knife when we're talking about restoring collectible pieces, though). Some even use PAM exclusively as their manual seasoning oil, apparently finding it...
Forum: New Collector's Corner 08-18-2021, 09:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 621
Posted By Doug D.
Re: ID Help for You Experts

That I've seen of Birdsboro, labeled or not, have been of better casting and marking quality. I've seen an unusually-shaped numeral 5, but not an 8. The 8s also seem to have the pattern number...
Forum: Show & Tell 08-17-2021, 04:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 404
Posted By Doug D.
Re: Lodge #9 TB Grill Pan (heart)

Shift identifier. Automation had long-replaced molders by the time pans with the mark were made.
Forum: New Collector's Corner 08-16-2021, 01:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 353
Posted By Doug D.
Re: Trivets, in Practical Terms

That's about it, just a buffer between the meat and the bottom of the pan. More necessary for use on stovetop than in oven.
Forum: Cooking In Cast Iron 08-16-2021, 01:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 468
Posted By Doug D.
Re: Pizza in a #14 skillet?

Seems a little dicey to try to make the pie in a preheated pan. If the question is, is there any harm in putting the room temp pan straight into the 450 oven, I don't think there should be a problem.
Forum: Cooking In Cast Iron 08-15-2021, 05:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 468
Posted By Doug D.
Re: Pizza in a #14 skillet?

Depends on a few questions. Are you using raw dough for the crust? Will you be constructing the pizza in the pan? A preheated pan may make for difficult handling. But it may contribute to a crisper...
Forum: New Collector's Corner 08-14-2021, 02:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 621
Posted By Doug D.
Re: ID Help for You Experts

It's likely pre-1960s, but not by the lack of Made In USA. The oddly formed 8 is more likely carelessness than purposeful. Other casting voids on the bottom and the bottom of the handle also point to...
Forum: New Collector's Corner 08-14-2021, 12:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 621
Posted By Doug D.
Re: ID Help for You Experts

Ones like these can almost be lumped in with unmarked bottom-gated pans. Even though it appears to be early to mid-20th century in design, there were more than a few foundries we'll never be able to...
Forum: New Collector's Corner 08-11-2021, 11:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 308
Posted By Doug D.
Re: Silverish Cast Iron Pan

There are plated Iron Mountain pieces, though infrequently seen. The rather sharp delineation in color on the inner sidewall is characteristic of plated pieces whose usage has worn the plating from...
Forum: General Cast Iron 08-10-2021, 01:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 381
Posted By Doug D.
Re: Griswold Trivet Duo-chrome

Looks like plain iron. Plating on a piece that old would typically have both some good and some compromised areas of plating that would make it more obvious.
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