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!

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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…

Litters of Pups

LITTERS OF PUPS by Doris Mosier Pup collecting began for me in 1989 with a $30 green no-name purchased on the route 5 NY trail of antique store hopping.  Since then, I’ve seen that these little 1-5/8 inch guys command more than a second look among iron miniature collectors. Made as advertising paperweights, probably by…

Cleaning Iron – Quick Fixes

CLEANING IRON—QUICK FIXES By Doris Mosier PROBLEM:     BUILT UP CRUD & GREASE SOLUTION:  LYE For one piece: You will need a plastic bag & easy off oven cleaner. Don’t get the unscented Easy off as it won’t work well.  Get the original Easy Off Oven Cleaner.  Put your crud-covered iron in the plastic bag. Spray…

Doris’ List of Some of the Reproductions & Fantasy Pieces that have been Made

REPRODUCTIONS, COUNTERFEITS, FANTASY PIECES By Doris Mosier These items have been reproduced, so let the buyer beware of counterfeits! GRISWOLD SKILLETS #0 skillet—iron, chrome, & aluminum #1 skillet, aluminum #2 skillet (iron & aluminum) #3 skillet smooth bottom EPU #3 square skillet #4 block heat ring skillet #5 ERIE 3348 skillet #6 square skillet #13…