1972 Birmingham Stove and Range Size 8 Skillet

Weight : 5 lbs. 4.2 oz.

A collection of images from a fine post 1960's size 8 skillet made by BS&R in Birmingham Alabama sometime in the early 1970's. Found in a dark basement in 1984, it has been in UserX's possession for more than 30 years. Similar in construction to Lodge skillets of the same time period, it is thick and heavy. A favorite hidden gem among professional cast iron cookers. It is unmarked and unknown among most people who casually examine cast iron pieces. It has been beat on and abused and is a fine skillet. Too bad it has a little wobble to it as the bottom is a little warped. People call this type of wobble a "spinner" since it will spin freely on a flat surface. This could be a problem on a flat top stove, but no problem at all on a gas one.

This particular skillet is from the "Century" series of cast iron produced after the automation perdiod of the 1950's, but before the "Pioneer" series of the early 1970's.

The magnification from the high resolution photography makes the skillet look rougher than it really is. You can zoom in on the images if you mouse over them. During autoplay zoom is disabled. Shrinking the browser window will shrink its contents possibly making it easier to view the gallery.

Valued in the range of $15-$20.