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Old 02-25-2015, 12:09 PM
Stan D Stan D is offline
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I'll try and be brief. I volunteer at a shop where we build traditional wooden boats, and was tasked with cleaning out a bin that stored a small foundry. We use it to cast hard to find marine hardware. In this bin, I found what I would call a cast iron sauce pan. It didn't look like it had been used to actually melt metal, but more likely was some sort of water pan used to cool tools. It had a bit of "slag" in the bottom, a bit or two of splatter on the outside, and generally nasty, with rust and paint splatter and such. I snagged it.




It also had a lid.



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Old 02-25-2015, 12:10 PM
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So, at this point, I figure any damage has already been done and how could I "ruin" it more than it already is. So I took it to the wire wheel. It looks like I got the slag off, as well as anything else (paint, rust...). I know that is frowned upon, but what more could it hurt? Well, it turned out fairly well.



So, I'd be curious what it might be, and what to do now. Do I season it? Here are the identifying marks I found;





The bottom of the handle;



And the lid;



What you can't see is a dash between the 3 and 4, and under the small side of the lid handle is another 4 that is sideways, top facing towards the center. I'd love to have your thoughts on this piece.

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Old 02-26-2015, 02:04 PM
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So, if I believe that an Ebay seller has it right, I may have an unmarked BSR. I found an Ebay seller that has a set for sale right now. The lid is identical to mine. The pot is similar, the difference being that the "2 Qt" marking is upside down from mine. Any thoughts?

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Old 02-26-2015, 04:50 PM
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I have what I believe to be a BSR 3 qt sauce pan. The lid has 2 ears and dimples indicative of BSR. The pan has an inset heat ring, a pour spout on the left side and an assist tab on the right side. The 3 Q marks on the bottom areof the same size and style as other BSR pans that I have. Other than the handle on the lid I don't see a lot of BSR in your pan. Does the inside of the lid have BSR dimples?

Maybe Doug or Steve will weigh in on this.

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Old 02-26-2015, 04:57 PM
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My lid has the dimples as well. I just didn't post that pic. My guess would be that the 3 qt needs the helper tab, whereas the 2 qt doesn't(?).
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Old 02-26-2015, 05:03 PM
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Possibly, but no pour spouts on the pan and no ears on the lid?

Where is Doug when you need him?
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Old 02-26-2015, 05:34 PM
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Possibly, but no pour spouts on the pan and no ears on the lid?

Where is Doug when you need him?
You have to summon him with the skillet signal!

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Old 02-26-2015, 07:01 PM
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I'm going to say lodge, I have one very similar but with 3 notch heat ring.

http://www.castironcollector.com/for...read.php?t=280
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Old 02-26-2015, 08:41 PM
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When you refer to ears on the lid, do you mean what would cover spouts?
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Old 02-26-2015, 10:33 PM
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These saucepans aka stew pans are some of the more frustrating things to ID. Lodges and BSRs have a lot in common, but also a lot of differences are seen within the makers themselves. Heat ring/no heat ring, pour spout(s) no pour spout(s), etc. Topping it off is that the BSRs don't seem to adhere to the V-shaped handle bottom rule of their skillets. Plus, BSRs lids seem to have been made with and without the dimples. I would say, all things considered, based primarily on the markings, the pan and lid in the OP are BSR.
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