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phantomfixer

I thought collecting US marked knives, spatuala's, and ladles would be the end of my kitchen cookware collection, oh and a few US trash cans...now I find, on Ebay a US marked cast iron skillet...yet another rabbit hole

 

 

anyone have US cast iron cookware...

 

 https://www.ebay.com/itm/224569977763?hash=item344969eba3%3Ag%3AmV4AAOSwOhNhFS6q&nma=true&si=qUXJpHC%2BLlInQYFxWNuxjIuz59o%3D&orig_cvip=true&nordt=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557

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This kind of discovery takes collecting out of the frying pan and into the skillet.  

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For what it's worth, the Cast Iron Collector website has this to say about US-marked Lodge skillets:  "eBay sellers are constantly attributing that (U.S.) on those #14s to "military" or" government issue". It's just a Lodge early attempt at a "Made In USA" marking. Nothing any more special than that, and nothing rare."

 

http://www.castironcollector.com/forum/showthread.php?t=293

 

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I have one like the OP's and another that is clearly US military and dated 1941. The 1941 matches the QM manuals for size, while the cast iron one is too big. The 41 isn't cast iron, but formed sheet steel and much lighter by more than half.

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robinb, that makes a lot of sense that your stamped sheet metal skillet would be the true military issue skillet and the cast iron one is civilian.  The markings are also much more consistent with known military items.

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Gotta love a good cast iron skillet, military or otherwise

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Brian Keith

Here is a thread I started about a serious piece of US Army Cast Iron Cookware! 

BKW

 

 

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