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Vintage Cast Iron collector Harold Henry holding a 2015 Cornbread Festival Lodge commemorative skillet.

Harold R. Henry, Cast Iron Collector

I have had the privilege to visit with Harold and to see his extensive cast iron collection on many occasions. With every visit, I learn something new.

Harold is a gentleman farmer from Hamilton Missouri who is also an ardent collector. His main focus is Lodge cast iron, though he also has a significant collection of pieces from other manufacturers, notably Griswold.

Harold is a huge fan of the Lodge Manufacturing Company, and tries to pick up every new piece that they make. Harold and Lodge are so connected, in fact, that there is a display of some of Harold’s pieces at the Lodge cast iron museum! Lodge has made several videos of Harold and his collection – they even refer to him as a “Lodge Legend!”

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Harold R. Henry of Hamilton Missouri, holding the Spring 2016 edition of Southern Cast Iron magazine that contains the article I wrote about him and his collection.

I wrote a little article about Harold’s collection back in 2016 for Southern Cast Iron Magazine. It is reprinted below so that you too can read and learn a little bit about the lovely man that is Harold Henry, of Hamilton Missouri. The article was published in the Spring 2016 edition of the magazine.

Southern Cast Iron magazine Spring 2016 article about vintage cast iron collector Harold Henry of Hamilton Missouri.
From Southern Cast Iron Magazine, Spring 2016.

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