It is fun to learn the history and origin of old cast iron cookware.
Sometimes it’s the thrill of the hunt; one person’s junk might be another person’s treasure!
Compare the pictures in the guidebook with your cookware.
Compare the markings on your cookware to the markings listed in the guidebook.
The use of cast iron for cookware is centuries old and many of the vintage pieces can still be used today.
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.
Collectors arent apt to find many of this old logo.
The big ERIE is frequently in better condition than the spider logo because ERIE was incised while the spider logo was raised and so came in direct contact with the surface of the stove, causing wear on it from the frequent movement across the stove.
Tin hollowware is describes general tableware like sugar bowls, tea or coffee pots, soup containers, hot food covers, water pitchers, platters, butter plates and other metal items that went with the dishware on a table. Bernard and Milton Wagner are credited as the first to cast iron for cookware in Sidney, Ohio.
Wagner Ware was born.(A short footnote about the Centennial Commemoration of the 1991 version of the skillet, The Wagner’s 1891 Original Cast Iron Skillet – though it stated “Original,” along with a date, this line of cookware was manufactured in 1991 through the late 1990s.