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Estate Find Mystery DO...what is it?? Comments Please!!!

Postby SuperShady1 » Mon Jun 17, 2013 2:35 pm

I found this 5 QT Dutch Oven at a local estate sale and could not walk on past her. The price was right!! :twisted:

But what is it? Griswold??

Who is the manufacturer? :?

the marking are very basic. :thinking:

On the bottom:

5 QT

B

on the inside of the lid:

8

Self Basting Lid

1288

Looks old and well made and used often. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Need to know how to best to get rid of the rust on the underside of the lid?? :NC :NC

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Re: Estate Find Mystery DO...what is it?? Comments Please!!

Postby SuperShady1 » Mon Jun 17, 2013 2:44 pm

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Postby Woodbutcher » Mon Jun 17, 2013 7:48 pm

Nice find. My best guess would be a Wagner bottom. I have a few bottoms that just have numbers on them.
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Postby Kevin A » Mon Jun 17, 2013 10:26 pm

1288 is a #8 cover for a Griswold dutch oven. I'm going to guess the dutch oven is also Griswold. Not sure if they interchange between Wagner and Gris.
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Postby bobhenry » Tue Jun 18, 2013 6:43 am

Woodbutcher wrote:Nice find. My best guess would be a Wagner bottom. I have a few bottoms that just have numbers on them.


Griswold from the beginning was real proud of that cross and it was stamped everywhere.

I was leaning towards Wagner also. They put out a lot of unadorned iron before the mid 30's when they finally started stamping their wares.

There were a ton of good foundrys early on that even stole the others product to make the sand molds for their copy cat iron.
Yours is an oldie and a goodie though. :thumbsup:

And believe it or not the food is just as good out of anybodys iron if the cook is any good, so enjoy the find !
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Postby SuperShady1 » Tue Jun 18, 2013 10:40 am

Thanks again everyone.

What should I do to remove the rust underneath the lid? :thinking: :thinking:

I do not want to lose the patina on the top of the lid?

Some steel wool, and warm water?

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Postby bobhenry » Tue Jun 18, 2013 11:55 am

Looks like the two Griswold skillets I bought two weeks ago.


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(the two on the left.)

If your lid were mine to do I would sand it with something like 100-150 grit sandpaper or better yet wet and dry emery paper. After the rust is all but gone, I would wash, rinse and dry it. Then set it handle down and get it almost white hot on a stove burner and oil coat the inside with the oil of your choice.

This is all I did to the two yard sale skillets above and in 20 minutes both looked like a million bucks. When I added them to my yard sale goods last week, I sold them for double the money. The folks that bought them went on and on about the fact they were already so well seasoned. Go figure :?
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Postby SuperShady1 » Tue Jun 18, 2013 6:35 pm

bobhenry wrote:Looks like the two Griswold skillets I bought two weeks ago.


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(the two on the left.)

If your lid were mine to do I would sand it with something like 100-150 grit sandpaper or better yet wet and dry emery paper. After the rust is all but gone, I would wash, rinse and dry it. Then set it handle down and get it almost white hot on a stove burner and oil coat the inside with the oil of your choice.

This is all I did to the two yard sale skillets above and in 20 minutes both looked like a million bucks. When I added them to my yard sale goods last week, I sold them for double the money. The folks that bought them went on and on about the fact they were already so well seasoned. Go figure :?


Wow those are rusty !! Where did you find them in a lake?

Do you have before and after pictures?? :pictures: :pictures:

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Postby bobhenry » Wed Jun 19, 2013 6:24 am

That's why I got Griswold's for $10.00.

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Looks like they were stored in a shed or somewhere with high humidity.

I really wish I had been thinking and got the after shots but alas I did not :oops:
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Postby SuperShady1 » Wed Jun 19, 2013 10:28 am

bobhenry wrote:That's why I got Griswold's for $10.00.

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Looks like they were stored in a shed or somewhere with high humidity.

I really wish I had been thinking and got the after shots but alas I did not :oops:



Wow that is some high humidity..

Congrats on the finds and then the rebirth of the skillets.

I got 3 seasoned griswolds on the cheap of a CL find....along with a nice G muffin pan.

Need to take some pictures and post up.

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Postby Woodbutcher » Wed Jun 19, 2013 8:26 pm

I checked one of my Marked Wagner DO's and it has the number 1268 on it as well as the wagner logo.
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Postby SuperShady1 » Wed Jun 19, 2013 9:30 pm

Woodbutcher wrote:I checked one of my Marked Wagner DO's and it has the number 1268 on it as well as the wagner logo.


Mine says 1288.

Hope to clean underside of lid this weekend.

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