Welcome, Guest. Please Login or Register
WAGS Society
   

  HomeHelp FAQ Search WAGS Membership Info Reproductions Cleaning & Restoration WAGS Home URL Educational Links Eye Candy LoginRegister  
 
Page Index Toggle Pages: 1
Send Topic Print
ID this #9 Skillet, please (Read 2682 times)
Robert Rodriguez
Forum Visitor
*
Offline


WAGS: The heartbeat of
cast iron collecting.

Posts: 43
Santa Paula, CA
Gender: male
Re: ID this #9 Skillet, please
Reply #16 - Mar 29th, 2018 at 4:38pm
 
Nice find and restoration.
I like it!!!
👍👍👍
Back to top
 
 
IP Logged
 
Dwayne Henson
Forum Administrator
WAGS member
*****
Offline


When the people fear their
government, there is

Posts: 6063
Amarillo, TX
Gender: male
Re: ID this #9 Skillet, please
Reply #15 - Mar 27th, 2018 at 11:29pm
 
I'm with Russell, so many foundries, so many used raised numbers.  For example there was at least 2 (two) other  foundries that made hollow ware in South Pittsburgh, TN along with Blacklock. Another thing is some foundries used pattern shops.
Back to top
 

Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny. &&Thomas Jefferson
 
IP Logged
 
Lee Bowen
Forum Visitor
*
Offline


WAGS: Heartbeat of Cast
Iron Cookware Collecting

Posts: 111
Livingston, Tx
Gender: male
Re: ID this #9 Skillet, please
Reply #14 - Mar 27th, 2018 at 10:07pm
 
Thanks for the info.  Like I said, it was just a theory, and I am glad to have it put to rest.
Back to top
 
 
IP Logged
 
Russell Ware
Forum Administrator
WAGS member
*****
Offline


WAGS: Heartbeat of Cast
Iron Cookware Collecting

Posts: 1301
USA
Re: ID this #9 Skillet, please
Reply #13 - Mar 27th, 2018 at 9:22pm
 
Your lid marked FBP is more than likely a BSR Franklin Bean Pot lid (FBP). That type of lid is an early disamatic design.
Lodge and/or Blacklock were not the only foundries to use raised numbers on handles or letters on the bottom. There are a ton of photos posted here to attest to that. Until we find one with a label or some other definitive documentation, we wait patiently.
As far as the piece that cracked, what temperature are you seasoning with? I just had a piece crack on me upon seasoning. I don’t go higher than 450F with small, thin pieces of iron, and the older the iron, the more care needs to be taken, especially the thinly cast pieces.
Back to top
 
 
IP Logged
 
Lee Bowen
Forum Visitor
*
Offline


WAGS: Heartbeat of Cast
Iron Cookware Collecting

Posts: 111
Livingston, Tx
Gender: male
Re: ID this #9 Skillet, please
Reply #12 - Mar 27th, 2018 at 9:08pm
 
This is mere conjecture on my part, but does not the raised number, in this case the "9" indicate very early Lodge, or even Lodge's precursor, Blacklock, or was that the norm for that timeframe, (the early 1900's)?  Over the years that I have been into CI collecting and refurbishing, I have acquired several pieces with the raised size indicator, and no other markings.  I have a #8 pot with a raised number 8" and an external heat ring that the lid from my flat bottomed pot fits perfectly.  The lid is marked FBP D and has the tab on top with the hole to lift it with the cast iron hook that just happened to be in the FBP when I purchased the pot and lid.  Cheryl, am I way out in left field with this theory, or could there be some validity to it?
Back to top
 
 
IP Logged
 
Douglas York
Forum Visitor
*
Offline


WAGS: The heartbeat of
cast iron collecting.

Posts: 11
Houston, TX
Gender: male
Re: ID this #9 Skillet, please
Reply #11 - Oct 12th, 2016 at 4:13am
 
Thanks!
Back to top
 
 
IP Logged
 
Jim Glatthaar
WAGS member
*****
Offline


WAGS: Heartbeat of Cast
Iron Cookware Collecting

Posts: 1775
White Plains, NY
Gender: male
Re: ID this #9 Skillet, please
Reply #10 - Oct 12th, 2016 at 4:06am
 
Nice skillet and nice restoration job. Cool
Back to top
 
 
IP Logged
 
Douglas York
Forum Visitor
*
Offline


WAGS: The heartbeat of
cast iron collecting.

Posts: 11
Houston, TX
Gender: male
Re: ID this #9 Skillet, please
Reply #9 - Oct 11th, 2016 at 4:27am
 
Interesting.  Other than those spots,  this it's the smoothest surface of any skillet I've ever owned.
Back to top
 
 
IP Logged
 
Dwayne Henson
Forum Administrator
WAGS member
*****
Offline


When the people fear their
government, there is

Posts: 6063
Amarillo, TX
Gender: male
Re: ID this #9 Skillet, please
Reply #8 - Oct 11th, 2016 at 3:57am
 
Sometimes those black spots you have are caused by impurities in the iron. They were unable to get the iron hot enough to drive them out. This doesn't happen with modern Lodges as their furnaces run hotter.
Back to top
 

Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny. &&Thomas Jefferson
 
IP Logged
 
Douglas York
Forum Visitor
*
Offline


WAGS: The heartbeat of
cast iron collecting.

Posts: 11
Houston, TX
Gender: male
Re: ID this #9 Skillet, please
Reply #7 - Oct 11th, 2016 at 3:15am
 
And lastly, I also seasoned this bottom-gated griddle along with the above number 9.  A cracked formed on the side of the griddle during the seasoning process.  Bummer, but hopefully it'll still give me years of use.
Back to top
 

20161010_180014.jpg (75 KB | 54 )
20161010_180014.jpg
 
IP Logged
 
Douglas York
Forum Visitor
*
Offline


WAGS: The heartbeat of
cast iron collecting.

Posts: 11
Houston, TX
Gender: male
Re: ID this #9 Skillet, please
Reply #6 - Oct 11th, 2016 at 3:13am
 
There was a couple small rust spots that I cleaned up, but still wound up leaving these spots.  I seasoned this pan three times with crisco following the WAGS procedures, so hopefully these spots are covered up and will continue to be seasoned further with use and won't cause problems down the road for my brother.
Back to top
 

20161010_175846.jpg (75 KB | 52 )
20161010_175846.jpg
 
IP Logged
 
Douglas York
Forum Visitor
*
Offline


WAGS: The heartbeat of
cast iron collecting.

Posts: 11
Houston, TX
Gender: male
Re: ID this #9 Skillet, please
Reply #5 - Oct 11th, 2016 at 3:09am
 
And the front....
Back to top
 

20161010_175834_2.jpg (100 KB | 52 )
20161010_175834_2.jpg
 
IP Logged
 
Douglas York
Forum Visitor
*
Offline


WAGS: The heartbeat of
cast iron collecting.

Posts: 11
Houston, TX
Gender: male
Re: ID this #9 Skillet, please
Reply #4 - Oct 11th, 2016 at 3:09am
 
Here's the plan all cleaned and seasoned.
Back to top
 

20161010_175903.jpg (93 KB | 61 )
20161010_175903.jpg
 
IP Logged
 
Douglas York
Forum Visitor
*
Offline


WAGS: The heartbeat of
cast iron collecting.

Posts: 11
Houston, TX
Gender: male
Re: ID this #9 Skillet, please
Reply #3 - Oct 3rd, 2016 at 1:42pm
 
I pulled it out of the lye bath and scrubbed it down. No markings on the back, unfortunately. It's back in the lye bath for another few days.
Back to top
 
 
IP Logged
 
Stuart Lowery
WAGS member
*****
Offline


WAGS:  Heartbeat of Cast
Iron Cookware Collecting

Posts: 441
Redford, Mi.
Re: ID this #9 Skillet, please
Reply #2 - Oct 3rd, 2016 at 1:03pm
 
I'm not sure who made it, but it look like the kind I like to find. Maybe some markings will show up on the bottom after cleaning? keep us posted with new pics
Back to top
 
 
IP Logged
 
Douglas York
Forum Visitor
*
Offline


WAGS: The heartbeat of
cast iron collecting.

Posts: 11
Houston, TX
Gender: male
Re: ID this #9 Skillet, please
Reply #1 - Oct 3rd, 2016 at 2:51am
 
Here's the back. No markings.  It's in the lye bath right now.  I'm going to season it and give it to my brother for Christmas,  but wanted to be able to tell him weekday foundry made it and an approximate date. Thanks!
Back to top
 
 
IP Logged
 
Douglas York
Forum Visitor
*
Offline


WAGS: The heartbeat of
cast iron collecting.

Posts: 11
Houston, TX
Gender: male
ID this #9 Skillet, please
Oct 3rd, 2016 at 2:49am
 
Can anyone help ID this skillet?
Back to top
 
 
IP Logged
 
Page Index Toggle Pages: 1
Send Topic Print