Other makers used numbers in similar ways. Griswold made Victor skillets between 1880s to the 1930s. I eventually sanded down the interior of the pans and skillets to smooth them out. Erie cast iron approximation date 1880-1907 Erie cast iron is some of the most sought after vintage cast iron you can collect. National skillet with center stylized Wagner Ware Sidney logo. If you have a Griswold Cast iron skillet then you should be one proud owner.
I have only seen this trademark used on a few Griswold cast iron skillets. Long life logo economy brand made by Wagner Manufacturing Company. I am really happy with my purchases and look forward to finding more great deals on eBay. These pans were manufactured in the 1940s. The mark may not always correspond to the actual measurement of the piece. This mark bends around a circle, and the circle may contain a patent date. Sidney Hollow Ware also made very high quality cast iron cookware that was extremely light and smooth.
I think you could have a nice piece on your hands! Well, you can clean the inside but it will definitely take some work. However, the Wagner brothers, Bernard and Milton, actually started making metal castings of light hardware for general stores back in 1881. Now, is the logo in an arc or just a block of letters. Additionally all our pieces unless marked otherwise are fully restored and seasoned. Sadly, after such a short time for cast iron we are now seeing a visible crack in it. Arc Wagner and straight Sidney logo. In my experience, these seem to be limited to the numbers 1 through 4.
Wood handles also were used from approximately 1885 until the turn of the century, but frequently dried out, cracked or burned with use. Just wash them and start cooking. We used it on a gas stove mostly. Needless to say the skillet has to be in great condition for this price. Either way, I could immediately see how smooth the interior surface of the skillets were.
Sizes available, I have only seen the large slant logo without Erie on size 9 skillets. The city of manufacture can provide further clues to your skillet's age. From , to , to. I like the ease of two hand pick up with the loop. It might be a different scenario than you think! Close to if not over 100 years old. This was known as the WagnerWare Corporation. Many makers patented cookware or novelty designs to show how modern their pieces were.
However if the skillet was used on coal or wood ranges it may have pitting on the base. These numbers may refer to a catalog number. Know where I could find one. After the Sandy debacle up here, our bottom floor was wiped out. Review some of the processes here.
Maybe use a little steel wool to get the last bit off. Anyone have any luck with flattening? The Griswold no20 is huge. In 2000, the American Culinary Corporation purchased the rights, legacy, and remaining facilities of the Wagner and Griswold lines. Wagner cast iron pans made after this date are currently considered not as collectible. The later Victor pans also carried the Griswold name.
The letter or letters after the numerals, in all four cases, are what's known as pattern letters. I like the classics myself. Some people still call them that. It could crack under the intense heat. It had a pan with it.
Item 1784 Please note all pictures on our site are of the actual piece you will receive, not a stock photo of a similar piece. Wagner Ware also made aluminum cookware. In all probability, only a collector or expert can decode them. You can help share a post with a friend on social media or hit the like button. Since the other notations are months.
For popular pieces, like the size 3 and 8 skillets, you may see nearly every letter used. It seems be quite rare. The Internet has opened up a myriad of ways to identify cast iron. A shiny surface may indicate that the skillet is nickel-plated, a process that came into use around 1890. Tip Check dealers and collectors club catalogs and websites to find markings that match the stampings on your pieces.