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Old 12-23-2015, 04:33 PM
JDSchneider JDSchneider is offline
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Default Diamond Logo Cast Iron

Hello Everybody!
I hope all is well,

I recently found my first "Diamond Logo" piece of Cast Iron, I would estimate it to be a size #3, but no markings (except for what looks like a ghost #5/8 inside the diamond) and what I thought was a foundrymans mark "4" (or, maybe it is size 4?). I have an image of the piece on the left, beside a Wagner Ware 1053 for comparison.

https://plus.google.com/112296790657...ts/H9yyhD8pvEs

I know that these logos are discussed fairly often, is there a general consensus of the maker?

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-J
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Old 12-23-2015, 08:51 PM
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It might be just me, but I see a 3 inside the diamond in the second picture, but a 5 in the close-up. In the comparison shot, it's definitely a #3.
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Old 12-25-2015, 02:52 PM
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I don't know why but I have a particular fondness for the number in diamond skillets. Maybe it's because my #10 was one of my first or maybe because it is such a great user. Nothing sticks to it.
I picked up this incredibly rusted #8 with a bunch of other stuff. (upper right in first image) It took forever to get the rust off. I don't have an electrolysis tank yet (Wisconsin in Winter) and although lye took off the crud, vinegar did nothing for the rust. I resorted to Evaporust and it took several soaks and a wire brush and two chore boys to get it clean. As you can see, it's pitted both outside and on cooking surface, but I have to say after seasoning and a couple of pans of bacon, stuff just doesn't stick to it. I've never seen one of these without a heat ring, and it looks like someone ground off the heat ring on this #8. But it sits flat and I still use it and don't worry if something happens to it.

http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/...pslhhcubfc.jpg

http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/...psmxibinqu.jpg

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Old 12-27-2015, 11:23 PM
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very cool, thanks!

Any thoughts on who made these and when?

-J
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Old 12-28-2015, 12:12 AM
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"Number in Diamond"
Size number inside diamond-shaped outline at 6 o'clock
May be late Favorite or Chicago Hardware Foundry
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Old 12-30-2015, 10:21 PM
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every squirrel catches a nut now and then sorry for the poor pics
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Old 12-30-2015, 10:49 PM
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Really starting to wonder if some of these mystery diamond skillets were made north of the 49th. Some Canadian manufacturers used letter in diamond and number. Still trying to make some sense of it all.
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Old 12-31-2015, 11:01 AM
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Default Diamond Logo Cast Iron

I'm awfully compelled to believe these Diamond pieces were Favorite-Piqua produced items. When one compares the design of the Diamond dutch oven pot to the marked Favorite-Piqua versions, the bail handle attachment methods are identical with that turned in "lid keeper" design.

As equally compelling to me is when a Favorite-Piqua skillet cover is compared to one of the very hard to find Diamond skillet covers - pretty much the same in all aspects. Attached is a pic of a skillet cover I own.
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Old 12-31-2015, 11:50 AM
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As equally compelling to me is when a Favorite-Piqua skillet cover is compared to one of the very hard to find Diamond skillet covers - pretty much the same in all aspects. Attached is a pic of a skillet cover I own.
The handle style on the lid is a classic Canadian style, underside? Well...

http://www.castironcollector.com/for...28&postcount=2
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Old 12-31-2015, 12:13 PM
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The consensus among collectors has for years been that these are either CHF or late Favorites.
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