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Some say there was a better formula for the iron produced in that time, and that this formula has since been lost. It's not light, but I do think antique cast iron is far more elegant than its contemporary counterpart.
The use of cast iron for cookware is centuries old and many of the vintage pieces can still be used today.
Includes Griswold, Wagner, Favorite, Wpak, and Sidney Hollow Ware Companies. The Book of Wagner & Griswold by David Smith and Chuck Wafford, Schiffer Publishing, 2001. This is the "Red Book" and should be your second book purchase on iron cookware. Includes additional information on Griswold and Wagner but does not duplicate the Blue Book. You won¹t be disappointed if you don't expect too much. I do recommend that interested collectors do purchase this book for the added information.
This is the first publication a collector or dealer should buy. 845 photos including 255 pieces of Griswold and 350 pieces of Wagner, not in The Book of Griswold & Wagner. Worth getting after you have learned all you can from the better books out there. Reprinted 1996 by L-W Book Sales and may still be available from them. A nice little catalog of good quality reprinted as a special limited edition for a Griswold Swap Meet, April, 1995 by Joe Noto.
In the second half of the 19th century, one particularly legendary cast-iron cookware maker was Griswold Manufacturing Company.
Based in Erie, Pennsylvania, Griswold made its first...
For example, cast iron Dutch ovens were used by the settlers of the United States as they traveled westward.
These items are promoted in this way in order to entice the buyer and make him think this is a genuine antique cast iron pan from the year 1891 – after all, it says "1891" right there on the pan!Skillets are the workhorses of the kitchen, used morning, noon, and night to cook up everything from bacon and eggs to dirty rice.Accordingly, skillets are typically built to take almost non-stop use, with cast iron being a favorite medium for manufacturers. I had a lot to do with providing photos and information on this book but was disappointed by the outcome. Recently available and may still be from David Smith or Larry Fox. 8-1/2 by 11, 80 pages, spiral bound, good quality reproduction. Prices included but may be out of date or not realistic. Collectors Guide to Wagner Ware and Other Companies(with prices) by L&W Book Sales, 1994. A good book worth buying after you have bought the better books. Photos and print of good quality with a lot of useful information. Griswold Extra Finished Iron Hollow Ware, Bulletin E-9.