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Offline Michael Corso

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ID Needed - Unknown Item
« on: November 11, 2021, 09:31:53 PM »
Iíve looked and looked but cannot find ANYTHING related to this item, for lack of a better term. I thought it might be a juicer, bagel pan, or ashtray, but Iím just not sure.

Itís hammered and has unique markings. Is that a swing arm/crane and kettle? Could it be old? Could the feet be sprue marks? Has anyone seen this logo or item?

Thanks in advance!

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Re: ID Needed - Unknown Item
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2021, 07:01:05 AM »
Sorry, no idea
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Re: ID Needed - Unknown Item
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2021, 07:41:27 AM »
Eye  :shocked: catcher for sure! Could be way off but Oriental came to mind when I first looked at it :scratchchin:
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Re: ID Needed - Unknown Item
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2021, 09:38:52 AM »

"Oriental"
That is the first thing I thought when I saw the writing on the bottom.

It has pour spouts, 3 legs and a handle

It does look oldish...how heavy is it?
Is there any grind marks anywhere that would indicate how it was molded

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Re: ID Needed - Unknown Item
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2021, 02:55:58 PM »
About 15 years ago, a # 3 skillet came up with similar type letter markings. I was able to get one at a local flea market. The finish was satin perfect. Some thought Griswold for some reason. Don't think origin of cast was ever nailed down. Anyone remember that one :scratchchin: :question-marks:
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Re: ID Needed - Unknown Item
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2021, 02:44:03 PM »
Thanks, all.

I cannot find ONE other example of the identifying information. I suspect imported, but that is just my gut and nothing more.

I will post additional pictures but there does seem to be a side "grind" around the rim to suggest a side gate. I would love to see any other close examples if anyone can recall Duke's post.

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Re: ID Needed - Unknown Item
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2021, 09:35:00 AM »
Anyone else see HF and a hanging man as the marks?

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Re: ID Needed - Unknown Item
« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2021, 05:05:22 PM »
I see it more of a hanging pot than a hanging man

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Re: ID Needed - Unknown Item
« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2021, 07:22:01 PM »
Ha! Guess it's my morbid sense of humor!

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Re: ID Needed - Unknown Item
« Reply #9 on: November 18, 2021, 07:31:16 PM »
I know I've seen this before. Don't quote me yet, but it might be part of an Asian tea set. I'll keep looking.

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Re: ID Needed - Unknown Item
« Reply #10 on: November 19, 2021, 03:54:43 AM »
My final idea is an Oriental makers/molders mark.
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Re: ID Needed - Unknown Item
« Reply #11 on: November 30, 2021, 03:40:37 PM »
I originally thought it was a hangman!

I do think it is Asian, but that is without proof in either direction. Regardless, I find it interesting and worth simply holding on to.