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Old 02-11-2015, 02:28 PM
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Default Any ideas on this one?

I know it's a long, shot but any idea what this might be? The only mark is the 10 on the handle and what might be a period after it. The period could also be a flaw too? Thanks!

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Old 02-11-2015, 02:42 PM
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Default Re: Any ideas on this one?

Well, the handle shape (particularly the rib) and overall form look like "Blacklock", but it's missing the raised size number and the typical raised molder's marks on the bottom. The font of the 10 says Wagner to me, though a "1" and a "0" make for a very generic font.

So, I'll say Frankenpan, and a really nice one at that.
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Old 02-11-2015, 02:53 PM
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Default Re: Any ideas on this one?

Not sure the underside rib is smashed enough to be Blacklock-like. I would tend to say Wagner until proven otherwise. Of course, that assumes Wagner made unmarked outside HR pieces, which I don't think ever had sizes on the top of the handle.
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Old 02-11-2015, 03:53 PM
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Thanks guys! It felt good in my hand when I picked it up and that's the main reason I bought it. I assumed just by seeing the 10 it'd be a really old Wagner. It was really coated from years of use without a single spot of rust on it. Not like crackly junk from campfire but just lots of layers. I was hoping I'd find more marks under the junk but no such luck. But hey I did find some very pretty mill marks! As usual I have to find the strange stuff.
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Old 02-14-2015, 02:17 PM
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Okay, so ID of this skillet has been driving me crazy. Lol. I think I may have figured it out though. I heavily leaning toward unmarked Vollrath.

At first I wasn't sure because the reinforcement rib doesn't extend the length of the handle, but I got my RB yesterday and noticed on some of the skillets pictured it doesn't either. Then I scoured the Internet for additional pictures of course.

I took some more pictures of my skillet were you can see the rib extends longer than it looked in my first pictures. Some of the pictures in this set are of an unmarked Vollrath with what looks like a shorter rib. The additional ones are of my skillet. The form of it is very similar with the prominent lip around the edge.

https://www.icloud.com/photostream/#A359UlCqotzGa

This is a marked Vollrath eBay (ended) listing with a handle that looks similar to mine:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Voll...p2047675.l2557

Do you think it's possible the marking on the back was worn away? I know the handle is a bit wonky and maybe it's a stretch. It being a Vollrath would explain the number on the handle though. What do you think?
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Old 02-14-2015, 03:04 PM
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Default Re: Any ideas on this one?

Markings do not typically wear off. They may be eroded by pitting, but that's about it. And pans with heat rings are the least likely to see any kind of wear on the bottoms to anything other than the heat ring itself. The pan in the auction listing does have the typical long Vollrath rib, it just has a darker coloration towards the handle end making it less obvious. I don't know for sure what your pan is, but Vollrath would not be on my list of possibles.
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Old 02-14-2015, 03:14 PM
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Default Re: Any ideas on this one?

Doug,
Do all Volrath pans have the size number on the bottom and perpendicular to the handle?
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Old 02-14-2015, 03:21 PM
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If they do have a number on the bottom, it appears to always be with that orientation.
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Old 02-14-2015, 04:17 PM
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Is that to say not all their pans had numbers on the bottom, maybe just on top of the handle?
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Old 02-14-2015, 04:36 PM
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You're killing my dreams, Doug.
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