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Ask Mary: Lodge 3-Pour-Spout Skillet

Ask Mary: Lodge 3-Pour-Spout Skillet

Richard R. from Collierville, Tennessee wrote to me via the contact form and said: Hello. I have attached two pictures of a three pour spout skillet I found at an estate sale. One picture is as found and the other after cleaning in lye tank. […]

Videos of the Enormous Cast Iron Collection of Larry and Marg O’Neil

Videos of the Enormous Cast Iron Collection of Larry and Marg O’Neil

Pan Apprentice Linda and I had a fun week with Larry and Marg O’Neil of Tacoma Washington in March 2019. I’ve written about Larry and Marg and their collection before – you can see the article I wrote along with Josh Miller – then editor […]

Ask Mary (who asked John): What do we have here?

Ask Mary (who asked John): What do we have here?

Identification and value of a vintage Lodge cast iron Dutch oven no. 8.

Lodge and Blacklock Foundry History

Lodge and Blacklock Foundry History

The Lodge Manufacturing Company is the longest-running cast iron foundry in America. It is and has always been family-owned. Joseph Lodge started the company in 1896 in the small town (pop. ~3500) of South Pittsburg, Tennessee. The CEO of Lodge was always been a descendant […]

Grady Britt, Lodge Cast Iron Collector

Grady Britt, Lodge Cast Iron Collector

Grady Britt of Raleigh, North Carolina, is a long-time Lodge cast iron collector. While he also has pieces by many other manufacturers – notably Griswold – the focus of his study and his collection is on Lodge cast iron. Grady and Jean Britt Linda and […]

Harold Henry, Lodge Cast Iron Collector

Harold Henry, Lodge Cast Iron Collector

Harold R. Henry is an 83-year-old gentleman farmer, retired cattle auctioneer, and cast iron collector. He lives in a house on his 1300-acre farm in Hamilton, Missouri. Harold began collecting vintage and antique cast iron cookware some 50 years ago. His collection has an emphasis […]

John Clough, Vintage Lodge Cast Iron Collector

John Clough, Vintage Lodge Cast Iron Collector

John Clough collects vintage Lodge cast iron. I mean, he really collects. John was kind enough to show Linda and I his vintage Lodge cast iron collection in September 2018. John and his spouse KT (Katherine) as well as cats Oreo and Wewe live in […]

Our Lodge Foundry Tour!

Our Lodge Foundry Tour!

Linda and I were privileged to tour the Lodge foundry in September 2018. Lodge has two buildings with operating foundries. They are a hop, skip and jump away from each other in the charming small town of South Pittsburg, Tennessee. The new foundry – opened […]


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