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Offline Russell Ware

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Sometimes Taking A Chance Pays Off
« on: May 12, 2019, 09:16:08 AM »
The water skillet looked fine on the outside, but as you can see, the inside looks like it was used as a planter. The seller had the mis-matched lid sitting on it, and sold them both for one price. I needed a good cleaning challenge this year, so I took up the seller's offer.
I was pleasantly surprised to see how well they both cleaned up. For the price, I thought the lid would be a throw away, and the water skillet would be worth the price. Once the lid went through electrolysis, markings that were not apparent suddenly became obvious.
How many BSR #6 lids have you seen?
The water skillet has a raised #3 on the handle and a gate mark on the bottom.
Here are the before photos:
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Re: Sometimes Taking A Chance Pays Off
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2019, 09:24:06 AM »
Here are the finished photos:

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Re: Sometimes Taking A Chance Pays Off
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2019, 09:44:18 AM »
Interesting that the lid handle has a style similar to an old Lodge.  Didn't know that about BSR lids, but I never collected them either. 
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Re: Sometimes Taking A Chance Pays Off
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2019, 11:06:20 AM »
Great cleaning job....It sure is fun when you can restore on like this...congrats Russell

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Re: Sometimes Taking A Chance Pays Off
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2019, 10:55:34 AM »
Great job!

My mom has a BSR pot and matching #6 lid. I keep trying to come home with it, but thatís one she wonít give up. She uses it to make her pot roast.

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Re: Sometimes Taking A Chance Pays Off
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2019, 03:18:30 AM »
That water skillet is amazing, Russell that's nice! I also have the same lid. I believe it fits a sauce pan as well.
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Re: Sometimes Taking A Chance Pays Off
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2019, 04:56:45 PM »
My mom fell and broke her hip on Tuesday. I came over to help out. While I was at her house I took this pictures of her #6. As I stated above, she wonít part with it because, she says, she still makes pot roast in it. As you can see in the pictures ... she hasnít made pot roast in years. Haha!

I didnít get a good picture of the underlined 6. It is kinda hidden up under the handle.

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Re: Sometimes Taking A Chance Pays Off
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2019, 04:58:00 PM »
Two more pics ... the ď3 QĒ on the bottom and the 6.

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Re: Sometimes Taking A Chance Pays Off
« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2019, 05:04:36 PM »
Nice pans and  lids. I have a further oven that has the same kind of lid.  Thanks  greg

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Re: Sometimes Taking A Chance Pays Off
« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2019, 05:07:23 PM »
Sorry everyone I meant Dutch oven.

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Re: Sometimes Taking A Chance Pays Off
« Reply #10 on: May 18, 2019, 02:22:16 AM »
Nice 3 qt. Stew Pan! with lid.... :)