Dating wagner cookware
Ghost marks from the Griswold and Wagner companies are a common feature of antique Wapak skillets. These skillets typically have only a number, often followed by a letter, incised in the bottom of the pan near the handle. If you have a Griswold cast iron skillet that has been hiding in the back of your kitchen cupboard. Griswold also used slant logo on smooth bottom pans. The bottom of unmarked Wagner pans may be smooth, or they may have a heat ring. People really enjoy and treasure these old skillets including myself. You can probably see why the Griswold Small Logo is less collectible than other logos. Later that year, Randall bought the Griswold line and united the two companies, shutting down the Erie plant.Smooth bottom skillet are not as desirable to collectors as skillets with heats rings so you can expect to pay less for a Griswold without a heat ring. Victor cast iron skillet were intact made by Griswold Manufacturing Co. But apparently, hooking up for sex Griswold also used the loop handle on a couple of their skillets as well. Puritan Cast iron skillet made by Griswold Manufacturing Company.Wagner Ware was born.(A short footnote about the Centennial Commemoration of the 1991 version of the skillet, The Wagner’s 1891 Original Cast Iron Skillet – though it stated “Original,” along with a date, this line of cookware was manufactured in 1991 through the late 1990s.You can tell the quality difference pretty much immediately.For example, cast iron Dutch ovens were used by the settlers of the United States as they traveled westward.Without their wood burning stoves, the camp Dutch oven provided a way for the travelers to cook their meals over an open fire.
Since the heat ring denotes use on a wood stove, guys on multiple it also means the piece is an antique! It also resulted in cookware that was lighter weight than the machine-produced cookware of today. If you have an Erie skillet, you can further break the Erie logo into different categories.
Wagner grew into a major manufacturer of cast iron and aluminum products, selling in the US and Europe.
In addition to cookware it manufactured furnace grates, feed troughs, rubbish burners, kettles, and chemists' mortars.
The company acquired their competitor Sidney Hollow Ware from Phillip Smith in 1897. We cannot afford to put on the market ware that will not sustain our reputation.
The name ‘Wagner’ is cast on the bottom of each piece of ware.
The Magnalite products that were produced in China under "Magnalite Classic" are even hard to find, but, for collectors, any Magnalite that says "USA" on the bottom of the cookware is definitely a valuable item!