Love this pan....1940's-1950's Ovenex Starburst designed loaf pan. This pan is fully intact with lots of wear and patina. When used for baking it makes little designs on your bread/cake. These Ovenex designed pans are highly collectible for good reason, high quality that makes beautiful baked items. It looks great just sitting on the counter! Imprinted on the pan Ovenex N 2 7 5/8" USA.
A journeyman tinsmith, Edward Katzinger, came from Austria to New York City in 1881 at the age of 18. In 1888, he started the Edward Katzinger Company in Chicago, manufacturing commercial baking pans. In 1903, the Ekco Company was started, first making military boxes. The first mess kits issued to soldiers in WWI were made by Ekco. Katzinger bought out many bake ware companies, branching out into many areas. Starting in 1945, Ovenex bake ware was manufactured for a period of 20 years.
1940's Ovenex Starburst Loaf Pan