Finding that Perth had little work to offer in his trade of moulder, he moved on. With the nonchalant athleticism of the time, he walked the 21 mites to the village of Carleton Place, found that a good moulder could make a living there, and started a small foundry in an old log barn. The latter was operated by teams of horses borrowed from neighboring farmers, and hitched to a merry-go-round contraption. For almost 20 years the Findlay forge produced ploughs and any castings which were needed in the community; and in David Findlay began the manufacture of stoves. With one or two sticks of hardwood it will keep up a moderate heat all night, and can be used for either coal or wood. Findlay was helped in the foundry by his sons, two of whom, David and A Findlays stoveWilliam, bought the business in Their father died in , by Which time Findlay stoves were known all over Canada.
Finding that Perth had little work to offer in his trade of moulder, he moved on. With the nonchalant athleticism of the time, he walked the 21 mites to the village of Carleton Place, found that a good moulder could make a living there, and started a small foundry in an old log barn.
The latter was operated by teams of horses borrowed from neighboring farmers, and hitched to a merry-go-round contraption. For almost 20 years the Findlay forge produced ploughs and any castings which were needed in the community; and in David Findlay began the manufacture of stoves. With one or two sticks of hardwood it will keep up a moderate heat all night, and can be used for either coal or wood. Findlay was helped in the foundry by his sons, two of whom, David and A Findlays stoveWilliam, bought the business in Their father died inby Which time Findlay stoves were known all over Canada.
David and William operated as a partnership under the name of Findlay Bros. Using your pattern number, collectors and enthusiast can identify your Wagner Wagner as a: size number 10 cast-iron skillet. The letter is the mold that was used. So your skillet was made in mold H. All of this text is encased within an oval. Any ideas on age?
The logo you describe was used after Wagner Manufacturing was sold to another company and is a little out of my knowledge. The pan is a smooth bottom can you tell me what the H stands for please. The numbers on the bottom of your Wagner Skillet is called a pattern number. And the letter was the mold that was used in manufacturing.
Hello, I found a Wagner skillet 14a with heat ring. I was wondering when it was made and a possible value. Thanks for any help you can give. What a great find. It probably comes to no surprise these larger skillets are highly sought-after, especially those with Griswold and Wagner markings.
The value of your Wagner skillet depends on the condition of the interior and exterior of the pan and if there is any movement. Big cast iron skillets are often treasured family heirlooms and many are in good condition. However, large skillets do like to move. So if your skillet sits flat it would attract the attention of many enthusiasts and collectors. Sold listings on should an indication of price. Because you have described your Wagner 14A without a pattern number I guess your skillet has two finger holes in the handle helper.
I think Wagner introduced pattern numbers Circa so I would place your skillet Wagner 14a with heat ring and stylized logo Circa They weigh 4lb 12oz each. You have a Wagner Long Griddle. I guess is has an X reinforcing on the back. Well done rescuing a little piece of early 20th century cookware. However, Wagner skillets are sought-after and they command a higher price. However, these are sold at a premium but this may offer good value if you take into account the time and effort needed to restore vintage pans.
I got a Wagner Dutch Oven at a garage sale. At the bottom it has B Couldnt find anything like it in your logos. Thanks Boonie. After Wagner was sold in the rights of the name and logo changed several times. So your oven was probably made between s.
Just curious if the B narrows down to the year of its manufacturing. Damn fine pan! Beautifully seasoned and slick! I would place a guess your Wagner cast-iron skillet B was made before a N skillet.
By how much? I have a aluminum magnalite? It is rather small and has Wagner Ware Sidney -O- Any ideas on what it could be and possibly value? Or point me in the right direction to get some more information on it, Thank you. Your Wagner Shirred Pan was probably made circa s. Eggs baked in the oven with a little cream and butter, yum.
The French had a similar dish to the English method but they used small ramekins instead. The ramekins are placed in a pot with a little boiling water to cook the eggs. Just curious.
It sounds like you have a Wagner Ware made around Your ironware was probably made by Textron, Inc. Who had the rights to manufacture Wagner Ware during this time. Did Wagner make an aluminum cup?
I ran across a metal cup I thought looked pretty cool and picked it up. I had to get the reference books out for this one. It looks like Wagner made big and small aluminum cups matching your description. I just picked up a waffle maker. I still have a ways to get it cleaned up.
It has a coating that I am trying to figure out how to remove. Wooden handles makes my go to remedies unfeasible. Any ideas on removing the coating it seems to be flaking off in some places and of course that is where a bit of rust is hiding.
It sounds like you have an old Wagner Waffle iron circa But hopefully the handles can still unscrew so, you can continue with your restoration process.
If the coating is different from your other restoration projects then you may need to be careful. Around this time people used leaded paint on metalware such as cast-iron stoves to prevent rust and to make it look shiny. So, if you think the waffle iron is painted then I would be hesitant to use your cooking oven or outdoor grill to burn off the paint.
I think you would need a hotter temperature anyway. I have a Wagner Ware skillet 8, but does not have Sidney O under the Wagner Ware on bottom and no ring on bottom either. Is it a real Wagner Ware? Interesting question. Can you tell how old it is? And any thing about this roaster.
I love the roaster it is my favorite! Wagner Magnalite owners love their cookware and are just as passionate about their cookware as cast-iron enthusiasts. Stylized Wagner logo circa around midss Economic challenges late s early s Possible resources diverted and rationing s I have fond memories of my Grandmother reusing her teabags.
A time when life is getting back to normal, there was an uptake in technology and many young families needing a big 8-quart roaster for that yummy Sunday roast. Is that a real Wagner or a knock -off? Keep an eye open for them. I think your suspicions could be correct. Wagner made a lot of unmarked cast iron. Check for a single letter under this marking and on the backside of the handle which is another identifying mark on unmarked Wagner skillets.
I found it while on vacation in Idaho at a goodwill. Too funny! Thanks for sending a message. Those National skillets are fine looking pans. Thanks- Charles Walker. I would have to agree with the person you have spoken to. Wagner opened their foundry in the late 19th century and would have adopted the latest technology and techniques.
Foundries such as Griswold, Marion and Sidney Hollowware were already producing cookware without gate marks before Wagner operated. I came to your blog as the result of my neighbor handing me a Wagner Ware 10 Drip Drop Roaster that she had no longer wanted.
It has the stylized logo and is marked on the underside of lid and bottom of roaster a. From my understanding, Wagner Drip Drop Roasters were made in the s. I think yours is round but Wagner also made oval roasters. I have a Wagner 9 with a painted eagle on the back and along with 3 gold stars. Do you know anything about it. It has never been used. Sounds like you have a nice piece of Americana. Perhaps someone here can lend a hand.
Today Findlays Limited manufactures electric and gas ranges, refrigerators and freezers, coalwood stoves and heaters, oil-burning stoves and space heaters, gas space heaters, warm air furnaces and winter conditioning units, and produces cast iron hollow ware and gray iron castings. For information on dating Findlay products, see here: http. For example, if you have a cast iron skillet that has only markings on the bottom that say VICTOR 8, try a Google images search for "Victor 8 cast iron skillet", and see if a match to your pan shows up in the images. If not, try broadening the search, to "Victor cast iron skillet." Many images result from the search. Findlay is likely going to end up being one of the largest producers of cast iron in Canada. At the moment, there is very little that can be written in stone - and most other is evidence, but not proven at the moment.
I recently bought an s vintage Wagner, straight logo 8 skillet. As might be expected in its year lifetime, it had been tossed in the fire and overheated. The one time I tried to season a red skillet, I had little success. Any ideas? Hopefully someone can share their expertise. There are quite a few different versions of National skillets. A single letter at the base of a skillet could be an indication of which mold used to make the cookware.
If there was a problem with the casting workers could quickly identify the suspect mold and remove it from production without stopping the line. The logo is the stylized Wagner logo situated at without the Sydney stamp.
It simply says Wagner Ware. The number 12 is stamped on the handle. Thanks for the question. It sounds like your piece was made in or after the s. A regulation was passed during the time requiring manufacturers to indicate the country of manufacture, probably because of lower cost and quality imports coming out Asia at the time.
Wagner Ware cast iron with made in the U. However, larger skillets such as your No 12 often sell at higher prices depending on condition. A good place to see current value is the sold listings on. Just keep in mind online prices are often higher than other methods of buying or selling. I have a smooth bottom Wagner 3 that has it name on top side of handle.
Do you have any information on it? You have a really interesting old Wagner. Hopefully, another collector will read the comments and can shed more light on your ironware. I have several Wagner Cast Iron pieces that I am trying to date and determine if they are made with nickel.
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All have smooth bottoms. Are you able to help me with this? Your Wagner Ware J. Some collectors may date the Wagner stylized logo as early as the s. However, I prefer to give a conservative estimate to avoid disappointment. Unfortunately, you may be disappointed with your Wagner cast iron original. These are commemorative pieces celebrating Wagners th Anniversary. They were probably manufactured from and not considered collectable. Nickel-plated cast iron is very noticeable and will have a tin or shiny appearance.
However, regular unseasoned cast iron is also quite shiny. It could be worth noting that chromium and nickel are still used to make modern stainless steel cookware to this day. I have a stylized Wagner ware No. Can you tell me when it was made and possibly cost? I hear those who use Maganlite are just as passionate about their cookware like us cast iron collectors.
Dec 15, A number corresponding to the cast-iron cookware's size usually appears on the top of the handle or on the underside of the piece. Standard-size numbers, starting with the smallest, range from 2. Griswold cast iron, made by the Griswold Manufacturing Company of Erie Pennsylvania, is collectible, desirable, and usable for cooking and baking as well as displaying. Manufactured with different logos throughout the years, the Griswold Company produced cast . Identify and date your Wagner cast iron cookware using logos. Also learn the fascinating history of Wagner Manufacturing. Wagner cast iron cookware is regarded by many as some of the finest examples 19 th and 20 th century cast iron. This could be due to the fact, much of the cast iron is over years old and still very usable today.
I tend to stay away from giving an estimate on the value of vintage cookware. The sold listings on can give you an indication of Magnalite values of similar condition and those with plastic and metal knobs. Have a look at the bottom of your Wagner Drip Roaster. Because Wagner made a large range of aluminum cookware before introducing the Magnalite range. Magnalite is around 94 percent aluminum with the remainder being a magnesium alloy. A fair chunk of change. Half the fun of collecting cast iron is finding hidden gems at garage sales at bargain prices.
Also, you can pick up a 8 or 9 Wagner skillet at a much lower price compared to a large 12 Wagner skillet. They often sell for less than Griswold cast iron but they are comparable in quality. It sounds like you have a stylized logo. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Sign in. Log into your account.
Forgot your password? Password recovery. Recover your password. Monday, May 11, Get help. Boonie Hicks. Vintage Cast Iron Cookware. Picture of the Wagner Manufacturing Company. Photo credit goes to the Shelby County Historical Society. Wagner Manufacturing Company sales truck. Photo credit to Lanny Wadle. Note this logo lacks the Sidney -o- marking seen in later logos. Circa Thanks to a kind reader who sent in this photo to add to the helpfulness of this resource.
We can see an example of a Wagner Dutch oven with a straight logo. Note the unusual placement of the size number. An early logo used by Wagner. The arc logo may overlap the block logo. Keep an eye out for them. Not much is known about vintage Sidney skillets. However, many cast iron enthusiasts believe they were made in the Sidney Hollowware foundry after the company was sold to Wagner Manufacturing.
Wagner produced these Sidney cast iron. Center straight logo circa Antique Wagner Sidney O skillet. This logo is centered and both Wagner and Sidney is straight in block lettering. Arc Wagner and straight Sidney logo. This skillet was made from through the s. Check roasters and kettles for logo. This skillet has two other methods we can use to place an age on the skillet.
So, I think this skillet is Circa Vintage Wagner Ware Sidney o with the stylized logo placed in the center. Circa: Wagner Skillet with pie logo. This skillet does not have a heat ring. So I think it is unlikely it was made prior to This National cast-iron skillet made by the Wagner Manufacturing Company. This skillet has large lettering in an arc. It was likely made between Enonomy brand of Wagner Manufacturing Company.
Circa s. Cast iron Long Life Skillet made by Wagner. This skillet was made in the s.
Nov 13, I bought it around 40 yrs ago at a flea market - obviously used. The interior was well-seasoned but there was a little rust on the exterior. It's 4 qts, with a loop handle like a bucket, and a little ear on the middle of the rim on one side, to hold onto while pouring out the contents.
This wards cast iron skillet was made in the Wagner ironworks in the s. And It was sold as a house label for Montgomery Ward Department store. Montgomery Ward cast iron logo. Montgomery Ward contracted Wagner to make this in-store brand. And it was most likely made in the s. Griswold cast iron skillet. Identify, date your skillet using logos. Griswold cast iron Learn about the Griswold Manufacturing Co.
Hi Jan Thank you so much for getting in touch and sharing the history of your ironware. Restoring these old pieces sounds like a fantastic project. Cheers, have fun. Hi Maria Thanks for your question. Hope this points you in the right direction. Hi Tom Thanks for the contact and detailed description. Cheers Tom, I hope this helps and enjoy your skillet.
Hi Yifan Thanks for the question. Cheers, hope this points you in the right direction. Hi Donald Thanks for getting in touch. Cheers, and good luck with the restoration. Cheers hope this helps and enjoy your skillets. Hi Boonie, I am stripping and seasoning a skillet that has been in the family possibly more than 60 years.
Hi Carol It sounds like a great project, I hope you have a nice day for it over there. Good luck and have fun restoring your skillet. I hope this helps and trust you are getting a lot of enjoyment from your skillet Cheers, have a good day.
Thank you for this great post Boonie! These pans look so much more amazing now! Wagner Ware Sidney -O- I want to get them pretty tbh and use them properly.
Have fun restoring your vintage ironware. Have a good day. Just want to know how old is it and how to clean it? Any info would help thank you. Hi Christy Thanks for your question. Finding an old Wagner Roaster is what I call a good day.
Cheers, have fun restoring your oven. Thanks Tom Osborne. Hi Tom Thanks for your question. Enjoy your skillet. Cheers, have a good day. Hi John Thanks for your question. Cheers John, and enjoy your roaster. Thanks for the question, hope this helps. Probably sold cheaper than their marked hollowware but just as finely made.
Enjoy your vintage cast iron. Many thanks and I look forward to your email Brett a. If you want send through a picture that would be great. Hi Scott Thanks for your question. This is what makes collecting so interesting. Thanks for sharing. Hi Wayne Thanks for sending in your experience collecting cast iron and where to find these hidden gems.
Keep up the great info! Seth Affoumado theskilletdoctor.
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Hi Seth Thanks for stopping by. Cheers Brett a. Hi Boonie, Thank you so much for all of this helpful information on cast iron. Hope this help and have fun using your skillet.
Cast iron has been around as long as 5 B.C.E, when the Chinese used it for cooking. Cast iron was used all over Europe throughout history, and we still use cast iron Dutch ovens today. Cast iron also has strong ties to American history when the . A gate mark appears as a raised scar or slash across the bottom of pans. Gate marked pans typically do not have the manufacturer's name on them. Gate marked pans are the oldest of the old cast iron cookware; almost certainly antique. The gate mark is a remnant of the casting process that was used in the 's. Clawfoot tubs free dating site without email diminishingly uncommon in findlay market. Jobs, jessica brown findlay foundry list with the chowhound cookware, on. It is there a smoking hot cast iron shelters describable, the stove was founded by .
Best Seth Theskilletdoctor. Hello Robert Thanks for sending in a question and good description. I know exactly the skillet you have seen. Thanks for sharing your find and I hope you and loved one have a fantastic year ahead. Cheers Boonie. Hi there Renee Thanks for your question You sound like a keen cast-iron enthusiast yourself. Thanks for your suggestion. Hi J Thanks for getting in touch and posting a very good description.
I hope it brings you many happy memories Brett a. Hi there Bruce Thanks for your question. Hope this point you in the right direction.
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I bet it cooks a great breakfast Enjoy your skillet. This should remove the rust and grime. Quickly dry and apply oil to prevent flash rust. Good luck with your project. Hi Brenda Thanks for your question. Hope this helps, enjoy your vintage Wagner Ware. I also have a Krusty Korn Kob junior and I wanted to know if you could clean it and how? Hi Ruth Thanks for your question. Cheers, hope this helps.
Hi Mitzi Thanks for your question. Cheers, hope this helps Mitzi, enjoy your skillet. Hi Tina Thanks for your question. Hope this helps Tina, have fun using you vintage ironware. Hi Jared Thanks for your question. Hope this helps with your research, have fun cooking.
Hi Theresa Thanks for the question. Hi Tyler What a great find. At the bottom is the My neighbor was throwing these out, I have 4 of them. Thanks for any help. Hi Dean Thanks for your question. Well done rescuing a little piece of early 20th century cookware Hope this helps.
Hello Boonie Where can I buy Wagner cast iron pans, like these ones? Thanks for your help. My advice is to take your time. Good luck finding your first piece. Happy cooking. Hi there Marc Great question. Alway great to hear from vintage cast iron users who love using their pans.
Cheers Marc. You have an interesting piece of food history. Wow, great find Lisa It sounds like you have a Wagner Ware made around Hope this helps, enjoy your Vintage Wagner Ware.
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Hi Wayne Thanks for the question I had to get the reference books out for this one. Hi James It sounds like you have an old Wagner Waffle iron circa Hope this helps.
Hi Jeff Thanks for getting in contact. Hi Esther, Wagner Magnalite owners love their cookware and are just as passionate about their cookware as cast-iron enthusiasts. I hope this helps. Enjoy your Magnalite, Ester. Hi Claire Thanks for getting in touch. My mom has a Wagner f on the back and 9 on the handle. I understand this is likely to be a Wagner pan sold by lower prestigious retailers.
Cooks just FINE! Can you verify my suppositions? Cheers hope this helps. Hi April Thanks for sending a message. Enjoy your number 9. Hello, thanks for your question Charles. Enjoy your vintage Dutch oven. Hi Jimmy Sounds like you have a nice piece of Americana.
Thanks for sharing, enjoy your skillet. I have a Wagner c, with national spelt without the i. Just curious about the age of it. Hi there Bree thanks for getting in touch.
It sounds like you have a No9 dual logo. Cheers Bree enjoy your vintage cast-iron. Any idea what that might indicate? Hi Kim Thanks for your question. Hi, Kelley Thanks for the question. Hi, Jane thanks for the contact. Enjoy your Wagner. Hi Bridget Thanks for your question.
Thanks for your question I hear those who use Maganlite are just as passionate about their cookware like us cast iron collectors.
Hi there Tara Thanks for your question. Cheers Tara. Hello I have a Wagner 6 logo Wagner air Sidney The code on the other side of the pan is Q Are you able to tell me the year when it was made thank you Ken. Hi Ken, Thanks for the question. Enjoy using your vintage pan. Did they make a salesman sample corncob pan? Thanks for the great question. Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here.
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