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Ask Mary: What are these letters on my pan?

Ask Mary: What are these letters on my pan?

*Updated 4/7 with additional information from Steve Stephens. Thank you, Steve! Marcia P. of Fenton Missouri wrote to me via the contact form and asked: Looking for help after searching multiple sites. Most skillets have their number and letter one on top of the other. […]

Ask Mary: Was this pan made by a Blacksmith?

Ask Mary: Was this pan made by a Blacksmith?

Rebecca wants to know who made her 94-year-old Grandmother’s cast iron skillet. It has an interesting “dented” appearance on the outer wall.

How To: Google Images Search

A Google images search can be a great resource when trying to identify unmarked vintage and antique cast iron cookware. Often, old cast iron pieces that you find do not carry the manufacturer’s name. Or if they do, you might need help figuring out what […]


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