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Any idea what brand CI this is?

MamaCrunch Mar 31, 2013 08:45 PM

I recently found this cast iron skillet at the Goodwill. Any idea what brand it might be?

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  1. paulj RE: MamaCrunch Mar 31, 2013 09:06 PM

    There was a period in which any decent foundry could make CI skillets, and sell them as generic, no name, items in hardware and department stores. The numbers are standardized sizes.

    1. MikeB3542 RE: MamaCrunch Apr 1, 2013 01:07 PM

      Check out this site:


      Also, the folks who collect Griswold and Wagner have a wealth of info on old cast iron.

      PaulJ is right...there used to be a lot of small foundries casting skillets. There was also a lot of cast iron made by bigger foundries like Lodge, Wapak, Griswold and Wagner that is unmarked...it was product that was marketed by department stores and the like. Suffice to say, lots of old cast iron is hard to trace. This doesn't help if you are a collector. If the condition of the pan is decent, it should cook just fine, and makes a lovely conversation piece if nothing else. Some of those pans have a lovely unique appearance and are worth hanging onto.

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      1. re: MikeB3542
        MamaCrunch RE: MikeB3542 Apr 2, 2013 08:13 PM

        I'm a huge CI fan. I wouldn't say "collector" but I do own too many pieces.

        I buy them at thrift shops, clean/reseason then,well, as my husband says "cant adopt them out!

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        EjBreeze RE: MamaCrunch Dec 19, 2013 07:55 PM

        That is a Lodge. You can tell by the letters SK.

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