200A and 202 reproduction
frames back
in stock.

Gunhippie
I cleaned up a mess of really rusty CI for some friends last fall. When they asked what I wanted in return, I told them I'd like a good quality CI Dutch oven.

This showed up at the shop the other day:

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The letter is a G.

Nifty trivet for baking in a pan in the oven:

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No markings of any kind on the oven itself.

I don't particularly care if it's vintage or valuable. I used it last night to cook up a nice elk stew. All I did so far was to wash off the dust and grime and then added some oil to the season after cooking.

TIA!
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ecblanks
Looks like Lodge to me, though BSR could easily be confused.
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ecblanks
You certainly got what you asked for: a quality DO.  Probably 50's Lodge is my best guess.  
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Gunhippie
ecblanks wrote:
Looks like Lodge to me, though BSR could easily be confused.


BSR? Another make?

Anyone decipher the various numbers? I'm guessing the 10 1/4 is the size.
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Crater Eddie
I agree with Lodge, as the lid handle doesn't look BSR to me.  Great cast iron.
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1hpycmpr
I’m somewhat clueless when it comes to CI although I might start looking into using some in the future.  What is the purpose of the raised nubs in picture #3?
Looks like a nice DO, Timm.
Mark
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Crater Eddie
The nubs act as condensation points for moisture during the cook which then drips down onto the food, thus "self basting".
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Gunhippie
I'll have to do some more reading after work, but it does look like an older Lodge. The stand-up bail and pattern of self-basting nipples is the same.

Looks like the trivet is worth nearly as much as the oven!
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Sandman
Thats kinda funny you posting this about the DO....i just pulled one off the shelf in the barn & threw it on a bed of coals in the wood stove earlier this week to burn all the crud & dust off from it.....been reseasoning it......mine also has no brand markings......it does have  6 6 QT & 9 on underside of the lid ......6.6 qts?....not sure that makes sense.....9 inch i can only get on the bottom of the DO......tapers up to 10.75 inches for lid to seat

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1hpycmpr
The nubs act as condensation points for moisture during the cook which then drips down onto the food, thus "self basting".
Thanks for the explanation.  Pretty cool feature.
Mark
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Gunhippie
Sandy--I'm pretty sure most CI is measured at the cooking surface. The trivet that came with this one is marked 8  9  10  4, which I take it to mean it fits an 8", 9" and 10 1/4" DO.
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Walk a mile in a man's shoes before you criticize him--then you're a mile away, and he has no shoes.
Texan's last words: "Y'all--hold my beer--I wanta' try sumptin'."
Timm--Middle of nowhere, near the end of the road, Oregon.
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Gunhippie
I took a Scotch Brite pad to the rust on the bottom and revealed some markings:

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An 8 and a tiny G, which is slightly inset. The G might be a shift indicator?

From what I can find, this is late '40s to early '50s. Sometime early in the '50s, apparently, a letter indicator was added for the style of cookware, eg: DO for Dutch Oven, SK for skillet, etc. From what I've read, anyhow.

Thanks all for pointing me in the right direction!
It's priceless until someone puts a price on it.
Walk a mile in a man's shoes before you criticize him--then you're a mile away, and he has no shoes.
Texan's last words: "Y'all--hold my beer--I wanta' try sumptin'."
Timm--Middle of nowhere, near the end of the road, Oregon.
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ecblanks
BSR = Birmingham Stove & Range. Another common manufacturer that didn't brand their pieces. Skillets are easy to discriminate but DO's look a lot like lodge. Noted for their heft and smooth cooking surface, and usually found on the cheap.
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outlawmws
Nice find Timm! 

I have a number of CI DO's.  someday I need to pull then out and take pics and figure out what I have.  
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lynn225
Nice vintage DO. Love that trivet, I'd like to have one of those!  Last week was the first time I used briquettes with my DO. Worked great!
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