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Old 03-14-2017, 11:29 AM
RStrubell RStrubell is offline
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Found this play craps a lot so # 7 made me buy it
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Old 03-14-2017, 11:51 AM
Doug D. Doug D. is offline
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It's an older piece not from one of the known makers of unmarked ware. Doesn't look like any gate mark on the bottom, which might be expected. Are there any grinding marks on the rim?
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Old 03-14-2017, 12:58 PM
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Did not seem to be ground, I assume you mean to dress the lip.
would it be worth more than the $14.00 I paid for it? If so how much?

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Old 03-14-2017, 01:37 PM
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Perhaps, to someone who collects those types of pieces. They're not something that interests me, so I might pick one up if $5 or so. Unidentifiable pieces are hard to put value on b/c you can't really search them in eBay completed listings.
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Old 03-15-2017, 10:18 AM
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Richard, I think Doug was referring to the edge grinding as it reveals the place where a sprue (also called a gate) was removed from the piece during manufacture. Side gating is usual on more modern pieces, but my no.7 Erie griddle was made ca.1885 and was gated on the bottom, but not in the middle of the bottom. You can see a thickening of part of the smoke ring which reveals the place where the sprue was attached to the pattern. (Sorry I can't do pictures here--don't know if my verbal description is understandable. ) The handle style of your griddle is definitely nineteenth century. I think it's a really neat piece, but I like oddities, so... By the way, I use my no.7 griddle to reheat small servings of food, such as a piece of pizza--with very low heat! The rest of the time it hangs where I can see it frequently in the kitchen--it's my oldest user piece.
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Old 03-15-2017, 10:50 AM
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Thank you Sharon
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