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Old 08-25-2015, 12:43 AM
W. Hilditch W. Hilditch is offline
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I found a corn stick in a cupboard today that I forgot having at least 10 years ago. This was an inherited piece that I had never used. It probably came with my former wife after her mother died in the late 70's. It had been seasoned and lightly used, but has been dormant for at least the last 40 years.

Thanks to my previous homework on this site I knew immediately it was BSR. But, being completely unmarked has left me wondering if this is Red Mountain or Century. There is not a hint of a ghost mark with any light. As it is 13" long I know that it is a short and the grind marks (machining) only on one long edge say it was poured on edge.

There is a high probability this was purchased in the 50's. Is there a probability that this is Red Mountain?





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Old 08-26-2015, 04:28 PM
W. Hilditch W. Hilditch is offline
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Maybe this will help. The bottom part of the mold definitely did not have smooth even arch contours. Appeared hand carved but does sit flat.



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Old 08-26-2015, 04:47 PM
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Not knowing BSR to have made unmarked-- unnumbered, that is-- versions of this pan, my guess has always been they were someone's copies using the BSR pan as a pattern. Side gated pieces are still cast in a horizontal orientation, the gates were just on one side in this case.
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Old 09-04-2015, 02:21 PM
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I accept that this a copy, probably from the '50's. I have pretty much exhausted photo comparisons of real ones and there are variances in the real ones that this seems to mimic so this one is a pretty good copy.

I'm left wondering if there is a weight difference. This one is 12 13/16" long and 5 9/16" wide. It weighs 3 lbs. 4.2 oz. If you have a Red Mountain 7 stick handy, I'd appreciate knowing the weight.

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Old 09-04-2015, 02:33 PM
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I do, just not sure where it is right now. Stay tuned.
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Old 09-04-2015, 03:51 PM
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Default Re: BSR find

Hilditch
I have a 7S, same dimensions as yours. It weighs 3 pounds 11.2 ounces

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Old 09-04-2015, 07:59 PM
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I accept that this a copy, probably from the '50's. I have pretty much exhausted photo comparisons of real ones and there are variances in the real ones that this seems to mimic so this one is a pretty good copy.

I'm left wondering if there is a weight difference. This one is 12 13/16" long and 5 9/16" wide. It weighs 3 lbs. 4.2 oz. If you have a Red Mountain 7 stick handy, I'd appreciate knowing the weight.

Thanks,
Hilditch
I have2 red mountain one has very big number7 and the other has small 7 both of them measure 5 1/2 on one side and the other side is 5 9/16 and the oldest is 12 3/4 long and the other is 12 13/16 long if I put one on top the other I can see the difference,yours may be bsr or a very good copy,when some body uses a skillet or any thing as a pattern the one comes out of the mold,is smaller than the pattern.

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Old 09-09-2015, 07:25 PM
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Hi,

I think I have the same pan. Completely unmarked- No numerals. Same dimensions as what you have and weight is 3lbs 10.1oz.

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Old 09-12-2015, 01:16 AM
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Thanks guys.

Still staying tuned.

Hilditch
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Old 09-19-2015, 12:50 AM
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Rob, beware. Like yours, mine looked very clean and lightly seasoned. I found out tonight with it's first use that it was NOT seasoned. It had a great coating that protected the CI from rust etc. but the batter I used welded itself to the CI and my waffle brush got a real work out, followed by flash rust.

As I write it is in the oven smoking off lard. The next try will be more better.

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