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Whether the products were skillets, waffle irons, or griddles, nearly all vintage pieces made by major foundries had one identifying marking in addition to such things as logos. Namely, size numbers.

The size number is typically found on either the bottom of a piece or incised in the top of the handle. The assumption is often made that this number is an indicator of the item’s diameter in inches. A simple measurement of both the top and bottom rims of a pan, however, proves that assumption incorrect. In fact, these numbers instead indicate a size of old-time stove burners.



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