Dating wagner pans
ERIE iron remains among the finest of Griswold’s foundry products.One Griswold item especially difficult to locate is the Erie No.However, the faint markings can give the new collector cause for pause and give the example away as a reproduction.If you had an authentic skillet with you, you’d immediately see the difference; but let’s face it, if you’re looking for a difficult-to-obtain collector’s item, you won’t likely have a duplicate with you.
Recommended book on all aspects of kitchen collectibles. ANTIQUE IRON - Survey of American and English, From 15th through 19th Centuries. Catalog and Price List of Fine Hollow-Ware and Stove Furiture 1890-91 Original reprint by Courtney Mc Clendon c.1990. This is a nice little catalog that shows many early ERIE pieces made before pattern numbers on Griswold items.
Antique Iron, Identification and Values by Kathryn Mc Nerney, Collector Books, 1984. Written in a strange style, many mistakes, I still recommend this book for its numerous photographs of all kinds of household cast iron - not just iron cookware to which about 60 pages are devoted. Now in its greatly expanded 5th Edition of 2003 that must contain about 900 pages. Loaded with photos, illustrations, information, prices, etc. It has a letter to its customers about the purchase of John Savery's Son & Co. Also lists other items purchased from this transaction and includes Square and Oval Waffle Irons, Oblong Griddles, Coffee Roasters, Export Hollow-Ware, Charcoal Furnaces, Solder Pots, ash Pit Mouths, Polished Iron Mortars, Etc.
Dave Smith provided an extensive treatment on muffin pans on 25 pages alone.
Includes Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron, Mail Boxes, Meat and Food Choppers, Cast Aluminum Cooking Utensils including Aristocraft and Hammercast, Dampers, Gas Hot Plates, Quik-Bake and Gas Stove Ovens, Chromed Table Service Utensils. Griswoldcatalog and miscellaneous information compiled and reprinted in 1985 by Jim Laughlin. Again, a lot of information not seen in other catalogs. Illustrated is Wagner¹s complete line of iron and aluminum of the period, including skillets, kettles, muffin pans, griddles, waffle irons, broilers, toys, and hardware such as iron downspouts, sash weights, bob sled runners, hitching post, etc. It includes both aluminum and iron toys, molds, waffle irons, skillets, kettles, etc., some of which are rare. It illustrates a large number of seldom-seen to very rare items.
1940's, Dampers, Food Choppers, a section of Griswol's ERIE Cast Aluminum Ware c.1905, Flat Aluminum Ware, and Sheet Aluminum Ware. Wagner High Grade Hollow Ware Catalog Number Ten c.1902 6" X 9-1/2", 72 pages. This early Wagner catalog reprint is complete including the storekeepers notes on various pages. This catalog contains many unique items including the toy Facimile Kettle. Wagner Cast Aluminum, Polished Iron, Nickel Plated Catalog Number Thirty 1924. This excellent reprint by John Wright with clear print and photos features nearly equal numbers of aluminum and cast iron products. To the best of our knowledge it is the last cataloging of Wagner aluminum before production all but ceased during WWII. A limited number of reprints are available from Steve Stephens 415-453-7790. This is a very highly recommended bi-monthly quality newsletter with photos and lots of information about all kinds of cast iron cookware due to cease publication after Dec. All back issues (12 volumes going back to 1992) are currently available from David as far as I know.