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Old 01-01-2017, 05:05 PM
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Hey guys, I'm at a friend's house for a New Year's party and, of course, we got talking about cast iron. He brought out a skillet he found the other day and asked me to identify it. I'm stumped.

It has a raised number 9 and a reinforced handle. The weird thing is, it has no heat ring and no molder's mark. Maybe the heat ring was an outside ring and has worn off? Or been ground off? I would say it was very early Lodge (maybe Blacklock?) except for the lack of a heat ring and molder's mark.

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Old 01-02-2017, 09:29 AM
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After zooming in on the picture, now i' wondering if there is an outside heat ring. Maybe the old crud is so thick it has evened out? Or maybe somebody smoothed it out?
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Old 01-02-2017, 10:25 AM
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It's an interesting one for sure . I have never seen an early straight sided skillet like that with a raised number on the handle . The number is usually on the bottom .

Get it into the E-tank . The bottom might have some markings on it .
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Old 01-02-2017, 06:32 PM
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I'm with Spurgeon. I think the heat ring is there but the crud is hiding it.
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Old 01-04-2017, 09:27 AM
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I'm meeting my buddy for lunch today. He wants me to put this skillet in my lye bucket and clean it for him. Sweet! I really want to know what is under that crud! We'll know in a couple of days! Ha! ... except I'm gonna need a bigger boat ... uh, I mean, bucket. I don't think a number 9 will fit in the one I have.
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Old 01-04-2017, 11:35 AM
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Default Re: ID help - never seen this before

are we guessing yet?
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Old 01-04-2017, 12:44 PM
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I'm confident that skillet has a heat ring. Hopefully the lye will reveal a raised molder's mark near 6 o'clock.
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Old 01-04-2017, 01:04 PM
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The ridge on the handle is not consistent with what is seen being called "possible Blacklock".
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Old 01-04-2017, 03:44 PM
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Thanks guys.

Doug, I thought Blacklocks had a raised rib on the bottom? Is it longer than this one?

Also, I now have the skillet in my possession. Unless the lye bath proves me wrong, I am going with my initial impress that this skillet doesn't have a heat ring ... unless it has been worn/ground flat. I'll take some more pictures when I get home before I put it in the lye bucket.

There doesn't see. To be enough crud on the bottom to hide a ring, or a molder's mark ... unless it is a lot thicker than it looks and as been polished smooth over the years.
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Old 01-04-2017, 05:31 PM
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Doug's right. The rib is too tall for a possible Blacklock.

I have a Vollrath that had that much gunk around the outside of the bottom when I bought it. I had no idea it had a heat ring until it spent a night in the e-tank, even though the center area of the bottom was still clear enough to see the sideways 8 at the time that I had bought it.
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