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Old 02-16-2015, 11:52 AM
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Default Wood & Bishop - Bangor, ME? Any information would be appreciated.

Acquired a beautifully-light pan in great condition this past weekend. After restoring, could make out the markings underneath.

Pictures attached.

Anyone familiar with this brand?
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Old 02-16-2015, 12:24 PM
JDSchneider JDSchneider is offline
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Default Re: Wood & Bishop - Bangor, ME? Any information would be appreciated.

I am not familiar; but it does look beautiful!
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Old 02-16-2015, 02:18 PM
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Default Re: Wood & Bishop - Bangor, ME? Any information would be appreciated.

At last, a piece of CI I know something about!

I live 45 minutes from Bangor and you'd think that W&B cookware would be everywhere, but I see dozens of Griswolds for every one piece of W&B.

They were in business from the late 1800s to very early 1900s and I think the company is better known for its line of beautiful wood stoves than for cookware. I'm staying warm by my Ideal Clarion parlor stove right now. They made a lot of larger cookware pieces, providing woods camps with the capacities to cook for groups of hungry loggers.

They're listed in the Foundry Database on this website, but a great short history can be found at www.westsidewatchbangor.org. You'll find some pictures at www.blackskyeiron.com, a local restoration and sales business, with a personal interest in Maine C/I.

Yes, I have one just like yours along with a tea kettle and an ever-popular French roll pan. I love the detailing on the skillet, the handle size and how my thumb fits right into the notch where that "8" is.
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Old 02-16-2015, 03:48 PM
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Default Re: Wood & Bishop - Bangor, ME? Any information would be appreciated.

Hey Mike,
I went to both those sites and found nothing about Wood & Bishop. Can you give a more specific address?
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Old 02-16-2015, 07:25 PM
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Default Re: Wood & Bishop - Bangor, ME? Any information would be appreciated.

Sorry, this is what happens when a computer neophyte tries to do something unsupervised.

The first website is www.westsidewatchbangor.org/WoodBishopCo.pdf.

The second one would be the Facebook page of www.blackskyeiron.com
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Old 02-16-2015, 08:17 PM
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Thanks Mike
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Old 02-24-2021, 11:18 AM
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Default Re: Wood & Bishop - Bangor, ME? Any information would be appreciated.

Nice pan!!
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Old 02-24-2021, 12:17 PM
C.R. Jacobson C.R. Jacobson is offline
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Default Re: Wood & Bishop - Bangor, ME? Any information would be appreciated.

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Originally Posted by PMDavis View Post
Acquired a beautifully-light pan in great condition this past weekend. After restoring, could make out the markings underneath.

Pictures attached.

Anyone familiar with this brand?
very nice pan. I have a similar #8 W&B skillet , and a French roll pan that I use almost daily on my Wood and Bishop cook stove in Maine. They are a quite uncommon brand to find. Yours has led a gentle life it appears
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