Larry and Marg O’Neil have what some believe to be the largest collection of vintage and antique cast iron cookware in the United States.
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Griswold, Lodge, Wagner, Favorite, Wapak, and More!
Harold R. Henry, Cast Iron Collector
Harold Henry of Hamilton Missouri is a serious collector of vintage and antique cast iron cookware. His main focus is Lodge cast iron, though he also has many pieces by other manufacturers.
The “Griswold” Silver Pup Scandal
How a small silver pup caused an uproar in the Griswold cast iron collecting community.
The Griswold Bolo Oven
The Griswold BOLO oven was made by the Griswold Manufacturing Company in Erie, PA in the early 1900s. Griswold held at least 3 different patents related to the BOLO oven – granted in 1915, 1916, and 1920. In the grand scheme of antique cast iron cookware collecting the ovens are not particularly uncommon, though I…
The Griswold & Cast Iron Cookware Association
I am a member of the Griswold & Cast Iron Cookware Association (“GCICA”). Last I checked, GCICA had 753 members from across the United States and Canada. I appreciate the opportunity to connect, share, and learn from so many other people who are also cast iron enthusiasts. There are many decades-long collectors in the club…
Unusual 7-Way “Universal Tool”
The 7-way Universal Tool was patented in 1881 by W.H. Thayer.
Where can I find online cast iron auctions?
Leigh Ann W. of Greensboro North Carolina asked: Are there [cast iron] auctions -other than eBay- that you can participate in online? (Without actually being there). I never seem to see any of these in my area. Yes, there are. I know that there are cast iron auction sale groups on Facebook, but I am…
My, How Vintage Cast Iron Cookware Prices Have Changed!
Prices of vintage cast iron have skyrocketed in the past ten years. Here’s what I paid in 2012!