Dating wagner ware
" And some people I know and respect pointed out, incredulously, my use of current era Lodge cast iron.
In the late 19th century through early 20th century, there were many manufacturers of high quality cast iron cookware.
Cast iron was affordable, cooked really well, and is virtually indestructible if treated with common sense care.
Griswold, Wagner and many, many other brands and manufacturers exist for collectors to hunt and debate over which was best.
All this refers to is an abbreviated method of saying that the word GRISWOLD is lettered within the double circle and cross in the slight slanting to the right, rather than straight up and down block lettering style.
They are not logos in demand by most collectors, so that means they are a bargain for users of Griswold cast iron cookware.
Some of the most common teakettles of the 19th century were made out of copper or cast iron. A typical copper teakettle from this period would be tinned inside, have a gooseneck spout, a brass lid, and a hinged handle—on nicer teakettles, the handle’s outline...I thought I'd try to maintain this FAQ page and compile some of these "repetitive", useful and important posts on this page as an archive.If you believe something else should be listed here, let me know. The heat ring is the small rim around the outside of the bottom of many (usually earlier) skillets and some other pieces.Griswold called what we collectors have named "heat ring" just "rim" or "rimmed bottom" in their early catalogs.The unmistakable mark with GRISWOLD inside a cross and two circles that Griswold used on most of their pieces is their "registered trademark" or TM.