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Magnalite cookware coding
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Post# 1028149   3/27/2019 at 21:09 by luxflairguy (Wilmington NC)        

I finally asked Hans Craig a question he couldn't answer!  


Can anyone here answer the coding on the bottom of Magnalite pieces?  My roaster is 4265-M.  The "Bay is filled with an assortment of pieces with all sorts of numbers.  My piece for example I see with at least 3 different letters after 4 numbers and a dash.  I see lots of P, C and T.  


Anyone here have an hints or answers?



Post# 1028156 , Reply# 1   3/27/2019 at 23:01 by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        
Check the Griswold/Wagner "Blue Book"

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Wagner did so well with their named service and Magnalite they ended up buying Griswold.

You might try this reference book:

Post# 1028172 , Reply# 2   3/28/2019 at 07:53 by luxflairguy (Wilmington NC)        

Thank you!  Going to order from library!!

Post# 1028177 , Reply# 3   3/28/2019 at 08:55 by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

Can the bottoms of Magnalite pans be flattened if they are bulging outward? I seem to remember something with Club about a board and a hammer.

Post# 1028212 , Reply# 4   3/28/2019 at 15:25 by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        
That do not know

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My Magnalite pots/pans are all the old cast aluminum sort which are very heavy and thick. Whacking them with a mallet or hammer likely would leave a mark or maybe a dent, but don't think it would bang something out.

Post# 1028217 , Reply# 5   3/28/2019 at 17:02 by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

You place the pan bottom side up on a step and place a board across the bottom. You whack the board with a hammer to spread the force of the blow across the base of the and it was said to restore flatness.

Post# 1028252 , Reply# 6   3/28/2019 at 21:44 by luxflairguy (Wilmington NC)        

Laundress!  I have placed an order for the book through inter library loan.  Let's see if it's available and when (...) it gets here!  Thanks!  Greg

Post# 1029641 , Reply# 7   4/12/2019 at 05:15 by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        
Does this answer your question?

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From above link:

"Wagner called theirs "catalog numbers". Typically appended by a letter, the catalog number then identified both the item or model and the unique working pattern.

To someone knowledgeable about the manufacturer, it's easy to tell that a Wagner pan marked "1053C" is a regular skillet (105x), size #3 (xxx3), made from the pattern for it lettered "C". Wagner even let a mathematical rule apply when the size number became two digits. Sizes #10 thru #14 skillets were therefore inscribed... That's right, "1060", "1061", "1062", "1063", and "1064"."

Post# 1029644 , Reply# 8   4/12/2019 at 05:48 by luxflairguy (Wilmington NC)        

I bow down before you!


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