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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The Griswold Burglar Alarm

Griswold made much more than just a line of cookware. Did you know that Griswold also made, and held the patent for, a burglar alarm? I didn’t think so. Inventors John Harvey and David Shields obtained a patent in 1894 for the gadget, and the patent was assigned to Matthew Griswold, founder of the Griswold…

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…