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General Information / Re: What was this and who made it? LOL
« Last post by Frank Dimos on Today at 04:52:35 PM »
I'm with you, but I sure wish I knew what that do-dad on the side is. There are two screws and a half moon recessed area. It looks like it's broken off above the screws. I'm guessing it held some type of tube or rod and that there was a matching half moon piece that was held with the screws and gripped the rod.
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General Information / Re: What was this and who made it? LOL
« Last post by Dwayne Henson on June 18, 2021, 07:58:15 AM »
I'd guess kerosene, but I've never seen one like that
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General Information / Re: Skillen: Misspelled or a new invention?
« Last post by Frank Dimos on June 10, 2021, 06:28:10 PM »
Yep, I think they used the 3 notch Lodge (50's version) as their model, because I've seen those too.
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General Information / Re: Skillen: Misspelled or a new invention?
« Last post by Duke Gilleland on June 10, 2021, 07:40:47 AM »
Years ago I saw a # 3 Lodge looking piece marked Korea. The finish on that piece could have easily compared to an early American casting.
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General Information / Re: Skillen: Misspelled or a new invention?
« Last post by Frank Dimos on June 09, 2021, 10:32:27 AM »
Ya know, I've seen some Taiwan skillets that were really well done. Machined, smooth interior, flat, nice outside. The last time I saw a skillet like the one you posted, it was a griswold that had been sand blasted to remove the rust.... I'm not sure if the one you're showing is that rough of a casting, or it's just that badly pitted. I've seen some bad ones that were used as outside water bowls for dogs. Regardless, I can't believe someone's trying to sell it.
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General Information / Re: Latest Acquisition
« Last post by Frank Dimos on June 09, 2021, 10:24:34 AM »
Thanks Cheryl. The diameter of the knob is relatively large compared with the old nickel plated knobs I've found on some Dutch ovens I've acquired. I don't think this one is rare, as I see a few of them on ebay and elsewhere, but it doesn't seem as common as the loop handles. I like the way it looks! I wonder if it was only intended for the hotel market.
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General Information / Re: Latest Acquisition
« Last post by Cheryl Watson on June 06, 2021, 01:17:35 AM »
Hmmm... that knob on the lid is interesting.....

The 1940 catalog shows the Cast Aluminum Drip Drop Oval Roasters with a Black Rubberoid type round knob on lid... with a thin disc like round flat top knob.

However the 1939 Hotelware catalog shows a Metallic knob like the one above... same with the Round Roasters.

Looks like the change occurred circa 1939.....as the 1938 catalog shows the loop handles in the Consumer catalogs...
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General Information / Skillen: Misspelled or a new invention?
« Last post by Russell Ware on June 05, 2021, 12:17:48 PM »
Maybe they thought skilled cooks could appreciate it, but the casting sure is a rough one.
I guess if you collect cast iron with errors, this one is for you.
A quality control error of that magnitude shows how little thought was given to the intended market for the product.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/224207375492?hash=item3433cd0c84:g:-6YAAOSwpqJflGId
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General Information / What was this and who made it? LOL
« Last post by Frank Dimos on June 05, 2021, 05:22:13 AM »
I got this because I knew my wife would want it for her junk yard out back.  :laugh: No marks on it, other than a "20" on the inside of the legs and the bottom of the grate. It's cast iron and weighs 20-30 pounds, straight edge screws hold it together. I think the bottom shelf would have held a heat source, and there's a holder of some type at the top with screws, although I have no idea what it would have held. I'm guessing this may have been a small kerosene "lantern" stove or foundry. Any other ideas?
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General Information / Re: Latest Acquisition
« Last post by Frank Dimos on June 05, 2021, 05:12:01 AM »
Hey, I just discovered that if you click on the photo, it turns it right side up and blows it up! Neat!!
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