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Old 06-14-2016, 10:50 AM
MEValery MEValery is offline
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I've searched this forum and have looked at various cast iron photo albums looking for a griddle with a similar handle ( I do like the 1800s handles, why did they stop making decorative ones?) and a raised number 7, but could not find anything that matched.

Does anyone have a quess?
Thanks,
Mark
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Old 06-24-2016, 08:14 AM
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Default Re: Old gate mark griddle with raised 7

Don't think I can answer your question entirely. Have no idea regarding the maker or date of your piece shown.
As far as the handle design....there were a lot of mfg.'s that used similar design which I am guessing did two things (reduced the weight & allowed for more cooling). Similar but not exact type designs are very common on waffle iron bases. You can also see some on the stove lifters (P. 162 BB).
Here is a link on a Victor "Odorless" skillet which appears to be almost exact to yours. BTW...The manufacturer "Victor" in this case was not affiliated with Griswold's Victor line.
Good luck on your search.
http://castironguys.com/product/vict...ping-included/
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Old 06-24-2016, 04:43 PM
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Dumb question: Is this piece a "griddle" or a "shallow skillet"? Also, I think the design changes made later to handles have to do with mass manufacture. Your piece is elegant Mark, and I thank you for sharing with us.
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Old 06-24-2016, 06:09 PM
W. Hilditch W. Hilditch is offline
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I'd like to 2nd Sharon's question. The wall appears to be about an inch high, more than a normal griddle.

Hilditch
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Old 06-24-2016, 09:51 PM
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Default Re: Old gate mark griddle with raised 7

Nice old piece for sure . It does look more like a crepe pan than a griddle .
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Old 06-24-2016, 10:47 PM
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My vote would be griddle. Most skillets, shallow or otherwise, would have a pour spout and this one doesn't. Good example of shallow skillet is shown on P. 38 & 39 of the BB. Not sure how you would class a square skillet. Most I've seen are less a pour spout but considering they have four corners I would assume the corner would serve as a pour spout.
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Old 06-25-2016, 08:11 PM
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That's why I said it looked like a crepe pan . They don't have the pour spouts
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Old 06-25-2016, 11:38 PM
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That's why I said it looked like a crepe pan . They don't have the pour spouts
Not to stray too far from the original post but Crepe pans generally do not resemble the pan in reference in Valery's thread.
Assumption being that one could make Crepes in most any piece of cookware having a flat surface. Some makers (such as Wagner for instance) actually made a "Crepe-ette Master" which resembles their "Greaseless Frying Pan" if anything less the pour spouts.
See attached link for Crepe Pan.
http://imgur.com/a/jG3dQ
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Old 06-27-2016, 12:55 PM
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Not sure if this helps with the discussion
The edge of the pan rises at a 45 degree angle with a length of a little over 1/2".

I've never seen a skillet griddle in person, but maybe this was the forerunner of those?

I just like the handle. It looks like the handle on that Victor odorless skillet but sliced down the long axis.
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Old 06-27-2016, 03:15 PM
W. Hilditch W. Hilditch is offline
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This piece is not like a normal griddle or crepe pan.

I would not use it for pancakes, eggs, crepes, meat, stir fry or anything that splatters.

I would use it for tortillas as it is the right size and the edge would allow for safe shaking and easy flipping.

Problem solved. This is a tortilla pan.*

Hilditch

* Option - Owner can call it anything that he chooses to cook in it pan, such as a grilled cheese pan.
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