Dating wagner pans
The use of cast iron for cookware is centuries old and many of the vintage pieces can still be used today.For example, cast iron Dutch ovens were used by the settlers of the United States as they traveled westward.Without their wood burning stoves, the camp Dutch oven provided a way for the travelers to cook their meals over an open fire.Wagner Hollow Ware Company (Pre Wagner Manufacturing Company)The official start of the Wagner Manufacturing Company was in 1891 and you can see the centennial commemoration of this in the 1991 version of the cast iron frying pan.I’d be the first to admit I’ve been fooled a few times and purchased reproductions in my quest to add to my growing collection of vintage cast iron cookware, especially when I was a new collector.Now that I know better, I use reproductions I’ve bought to show people what not to buy.An interesting note is that cookware that declares it was Made in the USA are typically not considered collectable pieces. Margaret SEPTEMBER 27, 2013 AT PMMy dad has a Wagner 1891 original cast iron tea pot that is rustled or deteriorated inside Frm yrs of keeping water in it on their wood burning stove. Well, you can clean the inside but it will definitely take some work. There’s another step after the oven cleaner sessions where you treat the rusted area with a 50/50 mix of vinegar and water. However, the kettle might not be a “collectible” though it will probably hold some sentimental value.Check out some of my other posts, full of info on every part of your kitchen. In 1996, a group of investors, which included a former employee of Wagner, purchased the Wagner and Griswold cookware lines. They continued manufacturing for another 3 years before closing their doors in Sidney in 1999. Wagner does have lids and you’d have to watch e Bay for a week or two to find the right one for you. Let me know if you need help locating a suitable lid. diane legendre SEPTEMBER 25, 2013 AT PMsays 11 3/8 is the size and 2 inchs deep. diane legendre SEPTEMBER 25, 2013 AT PMi have my mothers corn bread pan, wagner c heavy. Is it possible to clean the inside and is it of any value? So, in the 1990s the company that owned the Wagner name started to make “The Wagner’s 1891 Original Cast Iron” series in commemoration of the original cast iron company.
Well, that might be a little bit harsh but most experts do agree that the quality started to decline in quality at this point. in 1969 and that included the Griswold and Wagner cast iron cookware lines.
JBilly SEPTEMBER 3, 2013 AT PMHi James, It isn’t aluminum but is just the raw cast iron. However when trying to clean it up and put in the oven to season it the sheen turned to a thick glue like substance. It doesn’t scrape out easily at allgreg OCTOBER 3, 2013 AT AMI’ve always favored cast iron, and particularly Wagner or Griswold because they had smooth finishes to cook on. The “L” word while they have a fine line-up are too rough. I had a small set of Lodge cookware that I assembled over the last few years and they were just so rough.
It was actually covered, and I mean covered, with black, gunk-y, cracked seasoning. I eventually sanded down the interior of the pans and skillets to smooth them out.
In 2000, the American Culinary Corporation purchased the rights, legacy, and remaining facilities of the Wagner and Griswold lines. The pretty, colorful stuff – read my blog entry for some of the finer points of Enameled Cast Iron vs. James SEPTEMBER 2, 2013 AT AMWhy is that Wagner 1058 Skillet silver on the outside? beleive from 1950′s any information about it.diane legendre SEPTEMBER 25, 2013 AT PMwhat is older wagner ware or wagner. think the corn bread pan c is from the 1950′s Billy SEPTEMBER 30, 2013 AT PMHey Diane! Can you tell me what is written on the bottom of the cornbread pan? The bottom line is that if the tea pot says “1891 Original” then, against logic, the cast iron piece is probably only about 20 years old. Billy OCTOBER 7, 2013 AT PMHi Greg, Thanks for coming by…
The former employee noted above is Peter Pike and is the President/CEO of the American Culinary Corporation. Pike is dedicated to the legacy and quality of the Wagner and Griswold names. Please check out my post on how I acquired my first piece of Wagner Cast Iron. (the top picture) It is one of the aluminum skillets? Anyway, let me know about what the bottom of the tea pot says. Mary JULY 13, 2014 AT PMI inherited my grandmothers deep skillet which looks just like the one at the top of this site. You have precisely described the way I found Wagner and Griswold.
Two other brothers, William and Louis, were added to the mix in 1891 which triggered the beginning of Wagner Ware cast iron cookware.