Just wanted to share with you how things change. Here is a Farberware 8-1/2" Aluminum Clad Fry Pan from 1976 and a 1992 Fry Pan of the same size. See the weight and amount of clad in the different years. I recently purchased a 7 piece set from 1992 which included a pan I already owned from 1976. I was amazed at the weight difference! D'Ohhh! I love my 1970s 8" and 10" Farberware fry pans but I might not so much with the latter. The 70s versions are heavy! And beautifully clean. The 1990s aren't as tight artistically and a bit more sloppy which won't show in these pictures. Just sharing after a few glasses of wine ;) Still, what a difference, yeah?