This skillet looks a lot like a smooth bottom Wagner except that the bottom edges aren't as rounded as most of the ones seen. Could be that it was produced shortly after skillets with smoke rings were discontued in the early 1930's, but before the more rounded edge versions were produced. Can't be 100% sure. The date is a conservative one.
There is a faint number "5" seen that looks like the same typeset as Wagner. The skillet is light and has taller, thinner walls like a Wagner made before automation casting.
The interior is ultra smooth. The photograph shows light dust from the outdoor air.
Size 5 skillets are probably the smallest size that is actually useful.
There is some evidence of side casting, but the seasoning has filled in all the mild factory polishing marks.
1942 Wagner Size 5 Skillet
Weight : 2 lbs. 15.1 oz.
A collection of images from a very old umarked size 5 Wagner skillet. Post 1930's skillet with no smoke ring, yet doesn't exhibit the rounded bottom edges like most of the 1940's ones. It is ultra smooth and shows no sign of damage other than it has wobble in all directions and is a spinner. Will never be a problem on any type of stove except that it might spin on flat top glass or ceramic one
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Valued in the range of $10 - $15.