How to identify antique cast iron skillets for example, griswold used erie, without the company's name, from 1865 to 1909 company logos and style of writing also changed over time and can narrow the date of manufacture. Cleaned and seasoned the eight pieces of cast iron i picked up at the brimfield antiques show last week some neat pieces the round griddle in front is a very early griswold piece it's only marked erie, dating it to 1880 - 1905 the no 3 skillet is a merit, made by griswold for sears 1930s the no 8 skillet behind the griddle is a wapak. Some wagner cast iron had “wagner” in quotation marks, and “sidney, o” was common this mark bends around a circle, and the circle may contain a patent date look for items marked both wagner and griswold. David g smith, well known as the “panman”, who resides in the western region of new york state, is both a collector and dealer of cast iron cookware he has been collecting for over thirty years during which time he has assembled one of the finest collections of iron muffin pans and broilers in the nation.
Cast iron skillets have been in use for more than 2000 years, with some chinese skillets dating to the second century bc antique cast iron skillets vary in value depending on several factors, including the condition and rarity of the skillet. The company made a variety of items using cast iron and aluminum, but griswold is best known for its skillets, griddles, muffin pans, molds, and other kitchen items toy cookware and miniatures were also made. Evolution of the erie skillet when found in good condition, erie cast iron skillets made from the late 19th to the early 20th century by griswold and its predecessor, selden & griswold, represent some of the most coveted of collectibles.
The “erie” skillet featuring griswold’s spider trademark is one of the most desirable pieces of cast iron cookware not much is known about the reason why griswold produced this. Vintage griswold cast iron skillet ashtray with match holder find this pin and more on antiques, vintage, collectibles by my grandmother had one this griswold erie pennsylvania cast iron skillet ashtray with match holder was made for the quality ware company. Griswold cast iron (vol1)by l-w book sales, 1993 8-1/2 by 11, 170 pages may be glossy paper on later editions may be glossy paper on later editions i had a lot to do with providing photos and information on this book but was disappointed by the outcome.
From 1865 until 1957, griswold manufacturing co of erie, pa, made cast-iron implements that each had a distinctive mark on the back of the piece the name griswold is easily recognizable, but. The company was renamed to griswold manufacturing co the company made separable butt hinges and other light hardware products at a building called the butt factory beside the erie griswold cast iron skillet dating canal. Home cast iron dutch ovens & lids dutch ovens & lids antique cast iron dutch ovens, hinged dutch ovens and even dutch oven glass lids by griswold, montgomery ward & co roaster, favorite piqua ware, mi-pet by the western foundry co and wagner.
Other companies manufactured cast iron using the name after the company changed hands, but collectors look for the words erie, erie pa or erie pa usa under the logo to confirm that their treasures were indeed made in pennsylvania. Other companies manufactured cast iron using the griswold name after the company changed hands, but collectors look for the words erie, erie pa or erie pa usa under the logo to confirm that their treasures were indeed made in pennsylvania. Cast iron guys return policy if you don’t know vollrath you are missing out on jonathan’s very favorite maker of cast iron in the post erie era in general it’s very well cast, beautifully polished, and light compared to its contemporaries by lodge with the one notch heat ring some collectors believe this is a blacklock skillet.
All cast-iron cookware has distinctive makers’ marks on the bottom, and smithey’s artfully designed hallmark is easily recognizable by its jaunty bird however, the true signature of a smithey skillet is the glassy-smooth patina of its hand-polished, nonstick interior. The griswold cast iron foundry was based in erie, pennsylvania and until the early 1900s cast-iron items from this company were marked with an erie logo in the early 1900s this was changed to a griswold logo, and it is this logo that is most commonly associated with griswold cast-iron cookware. Your shopping cart is empty menu shop terms and conditions all about shipping cast iron guys return policy.
Whether you are a collector of fine antiques or just a cook who enjoys the best in cast-iron cookware, the griswold name is an important one if you have a griswold skillet in your pantry, it could be worth a great deal of money. Identifying and dating unmarked or unknown maker vintage unmarked cast iron cookware identification the forsythkid mystery antique cast iron skillet unmarked cast iron cookware identification the identifying and dating unmarked or unknown maker vintage vintage cast iron guide tips faqs estate blog. Collectible antique cast iron skillets, black iron skillets, skillet sets, hinged skillets, porcelain skillets, and duo chrome, raised letter & glass skillet lids by erie, griswold, miami, wagner ware and wapak.