Author Topic: Skillen: Misspelled or a new invention?  (Read 65 times)

Offline Russell Ware

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Skillen: Misspelled or a new invention?
« 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.

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Re: Skillen: Misspelled or a new invention?
« Reply #1 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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Re: Skillen: Misspelled or a new invention?
« Reply #2 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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Re: Skillen: Misspelled or a new invention?
« Reply #3 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.