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Jun 1, 2014 07:10 PM

Cast iron; what is this?

4 lbs., handle does not move, but can be pried off, 9.5" x 8". 3 small nobs form "feet" to keep it steady and off a surface. Found it at a Deep South estate sale. "SAS" imprint on the bottom.

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  1. I think it's a trivet.

    1. It seems to have the advantages of a trivet...except that handle that's in the way! My alternate path of inquiry is that it's a cast iron stove part.

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      1. re: john31523

        Can you slide an iron skillet under the handle?

        1. re: knifesavers

          Thought of that, after watching "Drive-ins, Diners, & Dives." The smooth underside is easier to clean than the pebbly topside.

        2. I was going to say a trivet until I read that you have pointed out about handle, then I was going to say some kind of a press, but your response to knifesavers makes a lot of sense that it is not the best design for that.

          1. I have the good people over at Collectors Weekly looking at this, also.