Dating wagner ware cast iron skillet
1865-1909 ERIE or “ERIE” Some of the finest cast iron cookware products came from this early time period.
This very high quality reprint has crisp print and photos. Shows Wagner's line of iron cookware plus sugar & furnace kettles, fruit & lard presses, boilers, tampers, and mauls. They also were the exclusive manufacturers of the Spoor's Parlor Stove Furniture (strange tea kettles, etc.) and the type of stove that used these pots is shown. Also illustrated are hardware items such as lawn furniture, urns, hitching weights, etc.
However, it, too, has a number of mistakes and strange values given for some items.
Reprinted many times, it was recently available and may still be. Shown on the bright red cover is an ERIE Skillet Clock..50 from David Smith The Pan Man 8. 300 Years Of Kitchen Collectibles by Linda Campbell Franklin, Books Americana, 1991.
By Doris Mosier Hopefully, this will take the mystery out of the confusion of Griswold’s many logos frequently referred to by collectors of Griswold.
It is not as refined or detailed as a historian would make it, but it is a quick reference for the person who wants to know what he looking at logo-wise. 1865-1883 SELDEN & GRISWOLD The oldest of the Griswold logos would be the joint venture of the two families, Selden and Griswold, who joined forces to produce cast iron products, like the mailbox and the cuspidor or spitton.
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This was the first book on Griswold and was referred to as "The Bible". Contains the following bulletins: A-5 Cast Aluminum Ware, E-3 Extra Finished Iron Hollow Ware, W-4 Waffle Irons, D-3 Dampers and Stove Hardware, K-3 Household Hardware Specialties (food choppers, sad irons, etc.), R-4 Gas Ranges-Hot Plates-Heaters.