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Forum: General Cast Iron Today, 12:50 AM
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Posted By Doug D.
World's Largest Cast Iron Skillet

https://www.foodandwine.com/news/worlds-largest-cast-iron-skillet-lodge-museum
Forum: New Collector's Corner 01-16-2022, 08:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 127
Posted By Doug D.
Re: Help ID Number 9 Pan

They only made hollowware 1916 - 1934.

http://www.castironcollector.com/favorite.php
Forum: New Collector's Corner 01-16-2022, 03:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 127
Posted By Doug D.
Re: Help ID Number 9 Pan

Looks like Favorite Piqua. That area that looks like the TM was excised and replaced with a blank, rather than just filling in the markings, is seen on theirs and CHF who bought the FPW patterns when...
Forum: General Cast Iron 01-15-2022, 06:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 94
Posted By Doug D.
Re: 10" Camp Oven Id

A photo of the entire bottom of the lid and the entire bottom of the oven will/may be helpful.
Forum: Cast Iron Cleaning and Seasoning 01-15-2022, 01:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 121
Posted By Doug D.
Re: Graphite Plates or Stainless Steel?

I purchased graphite plates off eBay several years ago, and was happier with them over any metallic anode I had used previously. For two 12" x 17" x 3/8" it was around $36 shipped. They can be found...
Forum: New Collector's Corner 01-15-2022, 01:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 87
Posted By Doug D.
Re: Magnalite 4682 Date?

Magnalite the brand has been through a number of hands since the original Wagner in Sidney, OH. Cast aluminum being kind of a sidebar to cast iron collecting, there apparently hasn't been much effort...
Forum: Cooking In Cast Iron 01-14-2022, 01:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 126
Posted By Doug D.
Re: Whisper to Warm or Screaming Hot

Obviously, if putting a good sear on meat is your goal, you want the pan very hot. But advice on the best way to preheat a pan is usually given in the context of caution to avoid destroying...
Forum: General Cast Iron 01-14-2022, 09:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 136
Posted By Doug D.
Re: BSR Pan?

Too large images will cause an error. See the Adding Photos sticky topic in most of the sub-forums.
Forum: General Cast Iron 01-14-2022, 12:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 136
Posted By Doug D.
Re: BSR Pan?

Need a photo of the entire bottom of the pan, including the handle.
Forum: General Cast Iron 01-13-2022, 11:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 159
Posted By Doug D.
Re: Wagner Waffle Iron

Cast iron waffle irons we phased out as electric units came into vogue. The 1407, 1408 and 1409 appear in an early 1940s catalog, but an addendum states the 1407, 1409 and their high frame...
Forum: General Cast Iron 01-13-2022, 12:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 159
Posted By Doug D.
Re: Wagner Waffle Iron

An exact year of manufacture is not discernable. The patent date appears to refer to one concerned with the design of the ball hinge. Wagner started using catalog numbers (the 1408) ca. 1924, so we...
Forum: Cast Iron Cleaning and Seasoning 01-08-2022, 06:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 265
Posted By Doug D.
Re: Cleaning Enameled and "glazed" Cast Iron

A clear glaze was applied to non-enameled surfaces by makers like Cousances and Le Creuset. It helps prevent rusting of those areas. Rims of pots and ridges of lids were the most likely to suffer...
Forum: Show & Tell 01-08-2022, 06:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 355
Posted By Doug D.
Re: S.M. Co #10 Skillet

It's difficult to quote values on antique CI. You might find something in a junk store for $5 and the same at an antique store for $100. The BB and RB authors attempted to do so on the makers their...
Forum: New Collector's Corner 01-08-2022, 06:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 185
Posted By Doug D.
Re: Help ID 3B Skillet W/heatring and Two Dots Under Handle

A BSR from their early automation period, before the DISA machines. Could have been sold labeled as Red Mountain or Century. The dots were probably some way to increase the number of pattern...
Forum: New Collector's Corner 01-07-2022, 11:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 290
Posted By Doug D.
Re: Help with ID on Skillet Please

Numeral kinda looks more like a 5 or a 6. If top diameter is ~ 10.5" it would be an 8. Degree of casting imperfection on the handle tells us it's not an unmarked by a major maker, but probably a copy...
Forum: General Cast Iron 01-03-2022, 10:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 418
Posted By Doug D.
Re: Wagner #3s

There are no Wagner #3s with heat rings (nor #2s). The one with the heavier font and no distinct rim reinforcement (it's blended) is the older of the two. #3s with the size number and pattern letter...
Forum: News & Announcements 01-02-2022, 02:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 10,358
Posted By Doug D.
Re: Amazon Shopping & CIC

That is correct. The link only sets a browser cookie with the affiliate link so that any purchases during that shopping session will generate a referral. For a curated selection of CI related...
Forum: General Cast Iron 12-31-2021, 05:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 303
Posted By Doug D.
Re: No Trump Pan?

The pan was made as far back as the 1930-40s, catalogued as a #26 then. It disappears from 1950s and 60s catalogs but then returned again sometime after that. In a 1990 catalog it is listed as a...
Forum: Show & Tell 12-30-2021, 08:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 348
Posted By Doug D.
Re: Favorite?

Doesn't quite look like a heat ring. Smooth bottom (usually), large spouts, "sort of" BSRish handle: Birdsboro. There should also be a small pattern number at 6 o'clock on the bottom. Or, by the...
Forum: Show & Tell 12-22-2021, 05:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 409
Posted By Doug D.
Re: Help Id Griddle

Looks more like a sad iron heater, although the lifespan of such pieces was extended by marketing them as "long pans" or "fish fryers". Without markings, it would be hard to pin down, even if similar...
Forum: Cast Iron Cleaning and Seasoning 12-21-2021, 12:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 502
Posted By Doug D.
Re: A Stain of Unknown Origin...

Typically, the entire pan is stripped when using lye, oven spray cleaner or electrolysis. If the guidelines in the restoration articles are followed, the iron itself will not be harmed. If the...
Forum: Cast Iron Cleaning and Seasoning 12-20-2021, 01:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 502
Posted By Doug D.
Re: A Stain of Unknown Origin...

Hard to tell without a hands-on inspection. It looks like something has just compromised/discolored the seasoning. It may disappear if the pan is simply stripped and reseasoned by the typical methods.
Forum: Show & Tell 12-17-2021, 12:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 614
Posted By Doug D.
Re: Thrifty Iron

Yes, a chicken fryer. They are also seen both unmarked and marked with the CHF Favorite TM. Lids are also marked 8, but apparently size 9 lids fit as well.

Apparently, manufacturers had a hard...
Forum: Cast Iron Cleaning and Seasoning 12-15-2021, 12:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 692
Posted By Doug D.
Re: New Guy to E-tanks

I've seen videos of people using really high amp power sources to do electro, and while they work, it's a bit of overkill-- in operation, the tanks look like they're literally boiling. When you say...
Forum: Show & Tell 12-14-2021, 02:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 461
Posted By Doug D.
Re: Lodge Unknown.

I would surmise something akin to this:

http://www.castironcollector.com/forum/showthread.php?t=8497
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