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Old 06-15-2015, 05:15 PM
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And Americans with Canadian cast iron... If you have any old Canadian cast items, I would appreciate detailed pictures and such for the markings. Trying to document and date, so far been successful but only scratching the surface.

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Old 06-15-2015, 06:13 PM
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Fairly uncommon to rare lid. Just need the skillet to complete. Those are not too hard of find.

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Old 06-15-2015, 06:29 PM
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It's amazing how one picture can fill in so many blanks. I'm making a list of McClary X markings, your X618 filled in 2 blanks for lids.

I'm yet to lay eyes on a drip top spider lid, you're right, there's lots of spiders around. If my homework is correct, that should go with the number 9 X617.
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Old 06-15-2015, 06:34 PM
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Glad to help. Found it's way to the foothills of the Smokies where I spotted it. I knew it was not common. At least to me. Only found one picture of one on a skillet that Steve Stephens posted. It was not his though, and I no idea who's it was? Very nice iron.
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Old 06-15-2015, 07:05 PM
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Glad to help. Found it's way to the foothills of the Smokies where I spotted it. I knew it was not common. At least to me. Only found one picture of one on a skillet that Steve Stephens posted. It was not his though, and I no idea who's it was? Very nice iron.
Drip top dutch oven lids don't fit the skillets. Tried my number 8 lid on the X615 no 8 spider, the lid is too big.
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Old 06-15-2015, 07:14 PM
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This one does not fit any of my #9 skillets. Too small. Too big for #8's, too. Its sized somewhere in between.
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Old 06-15-2015, 09:20 PM
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Whoa…

I figured there had to be a cover for the McClary skillet No. X617 I have or why would it be called a "Drip Top".

There's a Canadian CI group on Facebook that RickC mentioned a few months back. I inquired there about a cover but got no response. This is a small group just starting out, with no databases and I've referenced this site to them a few times for technical info.

I've been meaning to write again, offering to trade a McClary No. 9 trivet, #X591 towards a cover.
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Old 06-15-2015, 09:50 PM
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Whoa…

I figured there had to be a cover for the McClary skillet No. X617 I have or why would it be called a "Drip Top".

There's a Canadian CI group on Facebook that RickC mentioned a few months back. I inquired there about a cover but got no response. This is a small group just starting out, with no databases and I've referenced this site to them a few times for technical info.

I've been meaning to write again, offering to trade a McClary No. 9 trivet, #X591 towards a cover.
Well, if you have a specific drip top spider, the next X number up is the lid for it. That one pic taught me alot tonite

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Old 06-16-2015, 07:45 PM
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On the Mcclary skillets you will see variations in the handles. One will have a shorter spine on the handle back, and the other longer, much like a vollrath, with the spine going to the eye. Which variation is older and would be correct timeline match for my lid?
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Old 06-16-2015, 07:54 PM
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Can you post the diameter of the outer ring for me please? I'll see if I can find anything out... AFAIK, handles aside, the X617 should be what you're looking for, skillets should be the same sizes. I know McClary retooled some of their stuff.

Evidence shows that McClary started to brand themselves "McClary's" in the 1920's, before the GSW merger.
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