Griswold Cookware

Collectors and collections, History and Stories

Griswold, Lodge, Wagner, Favorite, Wapak, and More!

Griswold Cookware

Collectors and Collections,
History and Stories

Griswold, Lodge, Wagner, Favorite, Wapak, and More!


Welcome to the blog! Here you’ll find all sorts of information, history, information, and stories about vintage cast iron cookware made by many manufacturers – not just Griswold, though I love Griswold cookware. You’ll also meet some collectors and have a chance to view their collections. Over the years I have blogged and written about vintage cast iron cookware – you can read more about my interest in vintage cast iron here.

If you’ve reached the site because you are looking for information about the identification, age, or value of your own old cast iron cookware, please read the “Learn About Your Iron” page on this site. Just a small amount of work on your part will reward you with an abundance of information.

Please note: I’m in the process of bringing some of my old blog posts back online, which is a time-consuming challenge. As time permits and I continue to work on the site, additional posts will appear. Enjoy the site and check back often!

Vintage ACCO Cast Iron Pup

Jennifer M of Livermore California wrote to me to ask a question about a vintage ACCO cast iron pup via the “Contact Mary” form.  She wrote: “I was going through a few boxes of my grandparents special items. I came across the little orange puppy and remembering it sitting on my grandfathers side table. I…

Larry and Marg O'Neil of Tacoma WA with vintage Lodge commemorative and advertising cast iron skillets to the side.

The O’Neil Home Cast Iron Collection

I’ve spent some time with Marg and Larry O’Neil at their beautiful home in Tacoma WA, and at their chock-full pole barn private cast iron museum on the outskirts of Tacoma. Each time, I learn more and see more; the collection seems to be never-ending. Some people believe that Larry and Marg have the largest…