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Old 02-23-2016, 04:52 PM
Ty L. Ty L. is offline
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Default Gem pan ID help

Hi everyone!

I picked this up earlier today and I haven't been able to figure out who made it or how old it is. I figured the 1's on the bottom rotated 45 degrees would be unique enough to easily figure out who made it but so far I haven't found anything. There are no markings on the bottom other than the two number 1's. Nothing in the Red Book or on Google. I also tried looking through older ID help threads on this site but no luck there either. This pan has me stumped.

Anyone know who made this pan and when?

Thanks!
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Old 02-23-2016, 05:16 PM
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Default Re: Gem pan ID help

Markings and design are not distinctive enough to attribute to a particular known maker. 6 and 12 cup turk's head pans were widely copied.
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Old 02-23-2016, 10:01 PM
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Thanks, Doug.
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Old 02-24-2016, 09:33 AM
Sharon Shuman Sharon Shuman is offline
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Aside: People must have loved these pans. Anyone know what was most often made in them?
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Old 02-24-2016, 02:02 PM
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I only know of having cornbread and little cakes made in them. could actually cook anything you wanted too them cakes, muffins, biscuits, etc.

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Old 02-24-2016, 02:22 PM
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Default Re: Gem pan ID help

I have a very similar Turk head gem pan. No markings. This site has a pretty good gallery of them on file so you might be able to match up by checking there.

I remember as a wee lad having corn bread made in a turkshead with cane syrup over top.
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Old 02-24-2016, 03:05 PM
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As these are fancy, I suspect they were used for making sweet things like muffins and corn cakes. Things one could pour a syrup over or break and butter. They would lend themselves to batter recipes, but not dough recipes or popover recipes.

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Old 02-24-2016, 03:53 PM
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Thanks, everyone! My kids are looking forward to making muffins and cupcakes once I clean it up.
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