It was a Lodge!! One of the best brands in cookware.
I bought it and its twin all for the price of $2!! I got the aforementioned rustbucket home knowing that a little rust to cast iron is like tarnish to sterling silver. It just needs a little love to remove it and with continual use, it stays free of the oxidizing. I tackled the pan with steel wool, heat from my gas stove, more steel wool and crisco. I keep crisco in the house solely for cast iron cleaning and the occasional pie crust.
After just a bit of work, it was now a thing of beauty… the best tool for cooking known to womankind. I decided it was “Damn the calories, full speed ahead!” I baptized it with sausage, onions, potates and eggs. All good cast iron needs lots of pork fat to share the love. Ask Emeril. He’ll tell you.