Mystery cast iron skillet with lid!

This is a very old cast iron skillet with lid that belonged to my grandmother and which I think is at least 100 years old. The closest I could find on the internet was a Wagner #9 extra deep skillet that the seller was asking over $200 for. This skillet had markings that clearly identified it for what it is. My piece does not have any discernible marking other than a 1+ on the inside of the lid. I would love to hear from anyone who might have an idea as to its make and year of manufacture.

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10 Responses to Mystery cast iron skillet with lid!

  1. z517 says:

    Did you find an answer? I have one too…


  2. Nick says:

    I have this exact skillet. Mine is also came from my grandmother. I live in southern Illinois so maybe a company in the St. Louis area made them. Btw awesome piece of cookware , it is the most used piece i have.


  3. Vickie says:

    I have the same skillet and lid … has anyone found information?


  4. Thomas says:

    From what I can see, its likely a Wagner. If it has a heat ring and a circular hanging hole, it’s from the 1920’s era. Many big named pans such as Griwsold, Wagner, Vollrath, and Piqua had unmarked economy brands. I am not completely sure, but from what I’ve seen that’s what it probably is.


  5. Old man says:

    Easy to spot Wagner lid. The skillet if there is one would a vollrath.


  6. Mike says:

    This is vert interesting, I have the same or similar skillet and lid also. It is a deep skillet and the underside of the lid has the drip bumps also. It was given to me in 1983 by and 84 year old relation. She cooked with it for 60-years. Since it became too heavy for her she stopped using it about 8-years before gaving it to me. It is now about 100-years old and an excellent piece of mysterious cast iron.


  7. Diana says:

    I just bought this exact skillet & lid. I’m still looking. Mind has an “x” on the bottom side of the handle, as well as the +1 (maybe an underline & +)??


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