A fine looking cast iron lid which fits Lodge size 8 skillets made before 1968 and after 1950. Does not fit "Century" series Birmingham Stove and Range size 8 skillets made after 1971 which would also have a "MADE IN USA" inscribed on the bottom of the skillet. This is because Birmingham Stove and Range changed their molds in order to accomodate lids from other manufacturers in the early 1970's.
Bottom side restored lid shows random basting dimples. This is more indicative of the "Red Mountain" series. The later "Century" series have dimples in a more organized pattern. The later date "Red Mountain" series is the same as the earlier date "Century" series except that the paper label tag was different.
This is the bare top before any seasoning. It was originally very rusty when found and had black brush marks on it. It turned out to be black paint.
The handle looks as if it were welded on to the top. The underside has weld marks.
This is the bare bottom before any seasoning. There are two weld marks on the 1 o'clock and 7 o'clock position.
1950 Birmingham Stove and Range 8B Lid
Weight : 4 lbs 4.8 oz.
A collection of images from a vintage cast iron skillet lid made by Birmingham Stove and Range. Part of the "Red Mountain" series of cast iron it was probably made around 1950. The "Century" series came afterwards and looks very similar when compared to later "Red Mountain" series items.
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Valued in the range of $30 - $60.