Hi Billy, Thanks for the great site! Note that the thickness of the wall of the more recent vintage Lodge on the left is almost twice that of the antique ERIE spider skillet on the right. There, if you are lucky, you will find identifying information about your pan. Beneath the number is the diameter of the pan in inches, i. The logo and writing is in the center near the top, or opposite the handle. Like if gas gets into it and forms bubbles, a common imperfection in older cast iron pieces. Here are some of the biggest myths:.
These days, machines have to do the work of artisans since costs are too high to create each piece by hand.
Dating Cast Iron
Identify the manufacturer by examining the bottom of the skillet. Another reason why cast iron is popular is because they make great family heirlooms. Despite having sold the business to Anna H. This Pan Handler blog post… Yes! All have the ridge on the underside of the handle that goes directly to the side wall. The later Victor pans also carried the Griswold name. Food used to be for sustenance.