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Old 09-27-2018, 11:03 AM
S.Montreuil S.Montreuil is offline
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Default Unknown #15

Hi! I acquired this pan a friend was getting rid of it
It it highly unusual. (At least in my collecting experience) . Its Marked #15 on the handle, no other #'s or name. The heat ring is solid, 360 degrees. The thing weights at least 20 lbs. Diameter is 15 inches. It's not as old as the previous owner thought but I found it t intriguing. Any and all input is welcome. Manufacturer? Age?
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Old 09-27-2018, 11:23 AM
Doug D. Doug D. is offline
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Default Re: Unknown #15

#15 would be an unusual nominal size. This appears to be a recast of a #16 that has been seen before, but with no indication as to maker. Intact original versions have a wood and wire bail assist handle attached to the post opposite the handle.
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Old 09-27-2018, 11:31 AM
S.Montreuil S.Montreuil is offline
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It might be a #16, I am cleaning it now. I will keep u posted.
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Old 09-27-2018, 03:05 PM
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I've seen the 16 before... seems to usually be referred to as a 'prison made' pan... not sure I know much more than that.
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Old 09-27-2018, 08:44 PM
S.Montreuil S.Montreuil is offline
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Prison Made, that's interesting. I was told that it was purchased "in the south", I'm not sure what she meant by that. I have collected in 5-6 midwestern states and never seen anything like it before. It does have an excessive amount of grind marks. I will attempt to do some prison research, I do know that many prisons did have prisoners produce products for resale (years ago).Thanks for the info.
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Old 09-27-2018, 09:15 PM
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Here is the cleaned number, it is definitely a recast, poor quality number/size. After I removed most of the rust....it appears to have been painted white. I wonder if it was used for a restaurant advertising piece?
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