Dating wagner ware skillet
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Maybe there is resentment that Wagner eventually ended up owning Griswold right around the time the quality of both brands went sharply downhill?
However, the faint markings can give the new collector cause for pause and give the example away as a reproduction.After being sold to the Randall Company, Griswold was also acquired in 1957 (you can find pieces with both markings).In the years that followed a series of transactions took place that ended up seeing the Sidney foundry close in 2000.It is good because as users of old cast iron we get to buy some superb pieces for a lot less money than a comparable Griswold.It is bad because I think the old and Wagner Ware pieces deserve a little more respect.There are always people out there ready to take your money, even fraudulently.
Any good collector’s organization tries to educate its members so costly mistakes don’t happen to them.
It is possible that these skillets were cast prior to the closure of the Sidney OH foundry and are now being "finished" here.
I’d be the first to admit I’ve been fooled a few times and purchased reproductions in my quest to add to my growing collection of vintage cast iron cookware, especially when I was a new collector.
The earliest of the cookware was marked ERIE for the Pennsylvania city it was made in.
ERIE iron remains among the finest of Griswold’s foundry products.
Now that I know better, I use reproductions I’ve bought to show people what not to buy.