Like I said... I was lucky and the skillet turned out with a lovely smooth surface and even though I just seasoned it on the top of the wood stove it did a great job of cooking an egg. I love that it will just get better and better with age.
The only makers mark on the skillet is an 8 on the handle. Kristine said the 8 had a hat. Huh? I took a look and sure enough there is a v under the 8 (on the end of the handle side not the rim side of the 8.) The skillet has seen a lot of use. The cooking surface is covered with tiny cut marks and dings, but the cooking surface is smooth. Lucky me.
It's raining and I'm not doing anything interesting today. Just stuff like cleaning the refrigerator that wouldn't really make an interesting photo. So, I looked around and spotted a box of old stuff I set out to go through this winter.
I reached in the box and pulled out this "View Book" from 1915: Official Souvenir View Book of the Panama Pacific International Exposition at San Francisco 1915"
The View Book belonged to Tom's grandmother and is in a box with a lot of other stuff I need to look through. I have a feeling the stuff is going to end up in another box and stored away out of sight.
I used to go past the Palace of Fine Arts twice a day when I was bussed to school in San Francisco in the 50's. I think it is the only part of the Exposition still standing. Hope they can save it.
It would be neat if I could come up with a way to keep booklets like this safe and yet in easy reach so we could enjoy looking at them and reading about the events. I'll work on it.