Are you interested in cast iron? Identify the brand and style of the skillet by looking on the bottom of the pan. All I can do now is watch the auction and dream of the day that I locate an Lodge 20-inch skillet. Restoration of an antique cast iron skillet is recommended, but only if there is noticeable damage, however, restoring an antique cast iron skillet may decrease its value. In the 1870s Griswold began to manufacture skillets, pots, grinding mills and waffle irons. However if the skillet was used on coal or wood ranges it may have pitting on the base. A piece might be cracked or pitted under the rust or buildup. The slant logo was generally of the same diameter on most pieces, with exceptions made for pieces like lids, where a reduced size version was used.
Reheat the pan and apply just enough grease to cover the surface before stowing it away. So I ended up spending more money even though they were initially cheaper. Add onions and cook, stirring, until softened, about 5 minutes. This is done by warming it in the oven for a few minutes then applying a little shortening, vegetable oil, lard, or bacon fat to the surface of the pan. Also looking at sold listings on eBay should give you an idea on the value of your skillet.
Please watch this video for the terms and conditions. Underneath, it still said Erie, Penna. This number refers to a 4-inch skillet sold as a toy. There are collectors around the country who will pay thousands for a rare find. However, a cracked pan is doomed if you plan to use it and is not a wise purchase for a collector.
Take care to take extreme safety precautions when working with lye. Griswold also used slant logo on smooth bottom pans. For more information regarding antique cast iron skillets, visit the Pan Man's official website. But I'm not an expert. For rare finds, Nance uses the more complicated and thorough lye soap method. Much of the character is lost. Some of my posts have links to Amazon.
In the early-to-mid 1960s, a number of pans were produced with dual logos, displaying the images of both Griswold and Wagner. Place tomatoes in skillet and turn occasionally with tongs until charred on all sides, about 10 minutes. In 1885 a fire burnt down the foundry. Skillets lost much of their character however there are some beautiful skillets around with the small block logo. Check with an antique collector to determine the rarity of your cast iron pan. And if you have a lid, that's even better.
Yes Merit skillets were made by Griswold as well. Wipe off the excess oil while it is still warm. It was still within the double circle and cross. Buff the implement using a drill and a very fine wire brush to remove any residue that's left; then rewash the item in hot sudsy water and dry immediately. I'll also let you know what my plan is with these antique pieces! Lye burns are not something you wish to experience. Add brown sugar and melt, stirring constantly, until bubbling, about 6 minutes. This site and other online resources can help you date you Griswold cast iron skillet.
Other products were stovepipe dampers, thimbles, and other stove furniture. Then make some corn bread. Luckily we can use these markings to determine the age of your Griswold cast iron skillet. Griswold Skillets are wonderful but take your time if you want to buy one. Even then it has to be a larger Dutch oven or skillet that I can use to feed a hungry crew of railroaders. These skillets were produced from 1884 to 1909 at the. Transfer to a plate to cool slightly.
There exist a few pieces with what is sometimes for lack of a better term called a medium slant logo. Anything else I'd stay away from. I got photos of most of the pieces, but unfortunately not all of them. Large block logo without heat ring smooth bottom Griswold also made the large block cast iron skillet with a smooth bottom rather than the familiar heat ring. Antique Cast Iron Skillets are original, collectible metal cooking implements. As you regular readers know, I'm usually on the lookout for the enamelled stuff, so I generally don't know much about bare cast iron pieces. Exactly when and why is uncertain.
In 1903 the company moved to new premises at 12th and Raspberry Streets. Old Mountain and Emerilware are a step down, but have some stuff Lodge doesn't have. This may or may not be Grizwold or Wagner. The font and markings on the logo identify this piece as one created in either the 1920s or 1930s. Only use plastic since lye can damage or deteriorate other materials.
Griswold also made a wide of sizes ranging from 0-14, however Griswold Manufacturing also made a larger number 20. Now, collectors use these numbers as indicators of value and rarity, since most price guides list Griswold pieces by item type and then by size number. To comply with copyright they have been heavily modified from the original. These newer colors were usually two toned, like red with cream or yellow with gray. In addition, modern-day cast iron tools are often sand-casted, rather than mold-casted.