Cast Iron Misc

Numbers

A 1924 Wagner Manufacturing Co. catalogue gives these as the bottom diameters of their regular cast iron skillets:

#2 – 4-7/8″ 

#3 – 5-1/2″ 

#4 – 5-7/8″ 

#5 – 6-3/4″ 

#6 – 7-1/2″

#7 – 8-1/4″ 

#8 – 8-7/8″ 

#9 – 9-3/4″ 

#10 – 10-1/4″ 

#11 – 10-7/8″

#12 – 11-3/4″ 

#13 – 12″ 

#14 – 13″

These dimensions, however, were not standard across all makers. A 1918 Griswold Mfg. Co. catalogue lists roughly the same dimensions for its regular skillets, with the #3 and #4 being somewhat smaller than Wagner’s, and the #13 and #14 somewhat wider. And a Martin #3 skillet is the same size as a Wagner #2.

Other Usage of Letters

There is still another use for letters, seen employed extensively by Lodge Manufacturing Co. starting in the late 1950’s or early 1960’s– as model designations. Although many are self-explanatory, some are a bit cryptic, unless you happen to have purchased the piece new and had the Lodge labelling or packaging for reference. So, here is a listing of most of them: 

AS – All Star Pan 

AT – Ash Tray Skillet 

B – Breadstick Pan 

BE – Bacon & Egg Skillet 

C – Cornstick Pan 

CAF – Camp Fryer 

CB – Corn Bread Skillet 

CC – Combo Cooker, Indoor/Outdoor 

CF – Chicken Fryer 

CK – Country Kettle 

CO – Camp Oven 

CP – Fluted Cake Pan (Bundt Pan) 

CP – Cactus Pan 

CS – Chef Skillet

D – Danish Cake Pan 

DO – Dutch Oven 

DOF – Deep Fry Oven w/cover & basket 

DOT – Dutch Oven Trivet 

FB – French Bread (2-loaf Vienna Roll Pan) 

FBK – Flat Bottomed Straight Kettle 

FF – French Fryer w/basket 

FP – Fish Pan 

FS – Foursome/4-In-1 Skillet Set 

GC – Glass Cover 

IC – Iron Cover for Chicken Fryer and Dutch Oven 

LG – Oblong (Long) Griddle 

M – Muffin Pan (6-cup Turk Head)

MP – Melting Pot 

NG – Round Griddle, New Style 

NTP – No Trump Card Pan 

OG – Round Griddle, Old Style 

OS – Oval Serving Griddle 

P – Popover Pan 

PP – Perch Pan 

RBK – Round Bottomed Straight Kettle 

SC – Skillet Cover 

SK – Skillet 

SP – Sauce Pan or Stew Pan 

SQSK – Square Skillet 

TB – Top of Stove Broiler (Axford style skillet) 

TK – Tea Kettle


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