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Old 11-17-2021, 08:18 PM
R_Moore R_Moore is offline
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Default 2 Pots and a Lid

Any information on these 3 items would be appreciated! A general question: Do all cast iron pieces have made in USA on them post 1965ish? Meaning do newer lids have Made in USA

1. Lodge lid #8, 10 1/4 in. Any idea of date? If newer lids have Made in USA, I'm assuming this is pre-1965. Do you notice any other details that could key in date?
https://imgur.com/a/KaeXehg

2. #8 Dutch Oven. I'm at a loss for this one. I was thinking BSR because the 8 looks freehanded, but it only has one "pour spout". A raised number 4 is on the spout, I assume to indicate the person that made it. Any idea on brand or age? I removed the handle to clean.
https://imgur.com/a/XKN7Bt1

3. Cauldron, bean pot, kettle? How would you describe this piece? I removed the handle to clean it. It is #8 and has an RN over the 8, though the N looks like an upside down U. I initially assumed it was Lodge becuase the Lodge lid was on top of it when i got it. Any idea of brand or age?
https://imgur.com/a/4qz9xzl

Thanks for the help! I'm slowly learning and have found great resources on this website.
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Old 11-17-2021, 08:57 PM
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Default Re: 2 Pots and a Lid

That bean pot could be a recast from another foundry. The handles are what makes me think that. And yeah, after 1965 itll say Made In The USA.....most good CI is, just a lot older.
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Old 11-17-2021, 09:05 PM
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Default Re: 2 Pots and a Lid

I don't remember Lodge lids ever having Made In USA inscribed in them. No molder's mark would place it 1950s or after.

The DO is a Lodge, missing its bail handle. That's an assist handle not a spout. A BSR DO would have a spout, though.
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Old 11-18-2021, 12:23 PM
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Default Re: 2 Pots and a Lid

Hey Doug, by molder’s mark, are you referring to the brand mark or the mark identifying who made it? Is the 4 on the assist handle of the DO identifying the pattern or who poured it? Thanks!
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Old 11-18-2021, 12:36 PM
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Default Re: 2 Pots and a Lid

Small raised letters on the undersides of Lodge pieces up through the 1940s indicate the foundryman who made the sand mold and cast the piece. On the DO handle, it's probably not a 4.

See: http://www.castironcollector.com/numbers.php
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