Been using for years, no idea to its past but would like to. Bought at a thrift store a decade ago.

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SnoochPowders

Legend has it that this pan was once used in preparing a meal for King Arthur and the knights of the roundtable.


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tbussart

Very nice find. The gate mark on the bottom defines the time period as the late 1800's


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sundstrom193

It is a bottom gate marked skillet. That slash on the bottom is a relic of a casting process abolished in the 1890s. Yours is what I’d consider a “fancy handled” skillet, which is worth more to collectors when you’re dealing with bottom gate marked skillets. Great skillet, and a great find for a thrift store


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Throwing_Away_Food

I've heard you should test for lead everything that has a gate mark. Those are old enough to have been used for melting lead for ammo.


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EggsGooeyGoldenSouls

I stripped it down bare when I first got my hand on it years ago.. don't know much about lead poisoning but should have felt something by now I'd think after a decade of use.