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Old 11-22-2020, 01:10 PM
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Default Gate Mark or not on ERIE skillet

Does this look like a gate mark or recast of an ERIE skillet? seller says that the "mark" is smooth and may not be a Gate Mark and is original.


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Old 11-22-2020, 01:54 PM
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Default Re: Gate Mark or not on ERIE skillet

If not raised at all and no grinding marks around it, it would appear to be a sand shift in the mold it was cast from. Yours is a 1st series Erie. The phenomenon is seen up through even Slant EPU series Griswolds.
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Old 11-22-2020, 02:10 PM
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Thanks Doug! what would you consider the value to be?
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Old 11-22-2020, 02:28 PM
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Hard to say without seeing cooking surface or examining for warp or cracks. eBay recently sold listings are a good guide for current values.
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Old 11-22-2020, 02:59 PM
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Default Re: Gate Mark or not on ERIE skillet

new pic
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Old 11-22-2020, 03:30 PM
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Not bad, apparently, for 130 yrs. old. Still no conclusion as to warp or crack, though.
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Old 11-25-2020, 03:52 PM
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Default Re: Gate Mark or not on ERIE skillet

I have a Wapak #9 with a sand shift that looks like a gate mark.....I learned that from this site.
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Old 11-25-2020, 03:58 PM
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Default Re: Gate Mark or not on ERIE skillet

Sorry for the bad pic.
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Old 12-02-2020, 09:25 AM
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Thanks for info Doug D and Sean D. I decided to pull the trigger on this pan. I received it and upon inspection it appears to be a smooth sand shift and is in very good condition for its age with only minor surface rust and petina on the walls and handle.
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Old 12-02-2020, 12:57 PM
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From the pics it looks like a solid purchase. It may clean up with an SOS pad. The ERIE and the 9 are nice and crisp, and that sure looks like a sand shift. Nice pan!
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