Dating griswold skillets
In this way, we can assume within a range when a piece of cookware was actually made. When I got it, there was a little bit of rust present on the gray, unseasoned, raw cast iron.The two pieces to the right (which I found on ebay), are most likely from the period from 1925 – 1959. Amazing that it never had any food on it until I bought it."Aunt Ellen" was the author of Griswold's "Booklet on Waterless Cooking", given free to purchasers of the Tite-Top Dutch Oven.Her picture appeared in advertisements for the cook pot in journals such as Good Housekeeping.was an American manufacturer of cast iron kitchen products founded in Erie, Pennsylvania. For many years the company had a world-wide reputation for high-quality cast-iron cookware. Over the years that followed the company added products such as kettles, Dutch ovens, roasters, a grid iron and other various pots and pans. In 1884 Matthew Griswold patented and manufactured a wheeled spittoon.
The term "large", however, is more properly applied to the block lettering rather than the diameter. At what points the changes thereafter occured is uncertain.
Textron sold them to the General Housewares corporation in 1969.
General Housewares made products under the Griswold and Wagner brands until 1999, when it closed and the manufacturing and brands were acquired by American Culinary Corporation of Willoughby, Ohio "One is considered fortunate nowadays if by chance one of these iron utensils is handed down to them from the second to the third generation.
In March 1957, Mc Graw-Edison of Chicago, Illinois, acquired Griswold Manufacturing.
Later that year the Griswold brand and housewares division were sold to the Wagner Manufacturing Company of Sidney, Ohio.