You can tell the quality difference pretty much immediately.
modemac over at Cast Iron Chaos has some additional details also.) This is the start of the Wagner cast iron dynasty as we are familiar with it.
It would finally settle at the typical 12 o'clock position and stay there until its last usage.
One Griswold item especially difficult to locate is the Erie No.
5 skillet, made only in 1907, and with very low production.
Now that I know better, I use reproductions I’ve bought to show people what not to buy.
Specializing in the best, I collect Griswold cast iron cookware made between 18.
From the cobbled together Wagner Ware trademark would come the seeds of inspiration for what would ultimately become Wagner's most iconic trademark.
The single, large, fancy "W" for both words, along with "SIDNEY" and "-O-" standing for Ohio beneath, first seen around 1922, would become known as the "stylized logo".
Without their wood burning stoves, the camp Dutch oven provided a way for the travelers to cook their meals over an open fire.
Wagner Hollow Ware Company (Pre Wagner Manufacturing Company)The official start of the Wagner Manufacturing Company was in 1891 and you can see the centennial commemoration of this in the 1991 version of the cast iron frying pan.
For example, if you have a cast iron skillet that has only markings on the bottom that say VICTOR 722 8, try a Google images search for “Victor 722 8 cast iron skillet”, and see if a match to your pan shows up in the images.