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No pie logo skillet, however, is known without a 4-digit catalog number, which is presumed to have been first used by Wagner ca. And, with the exception of a few very large sizes, pie logo skillets are of the smooth bottom design generally dated from after 1930.
Indian Head Logo (1903-1926) Wapak Arc (1903-1910) Wapak "Chickenfoot" P (1903-1910) Wapak Block (1903-1910) Wapak "Z" Logo (1903-1926) Wapak Tapered (1912-1926) Oneta Block by Wapak (1912-1926) All date ranges are best estimates of when a particular TM was produced, and do not necessarily denote the beginning and/or end of production of that TM.
In this illustration, the reproduction is shown on the left and the authentic Griswold “Erie No. The bright orange rust and the smaller size are tell-tale signs of the reproduction, making spotting the genuine “Erie” easy in this pair.
I’d be the first to admit I’ve been fooled a few times and purchased reproductions in my quest to add to my growing collection of vintage cast iron cookware, especially when I was a new collector.
One Griswold item especially difficult to locate is the Erie No.
5 skillet, made only in 1907, and with very low production.
However, the faint markings can give the new collector cause for pause and give the example away as a reproduction.
Information dating it to as early as 1955 has been found. Arc/Straight, High (1915-1920) Wagner Ware Sidney O.
Wagner Block (1890s) Wagner Arc (1891-1910) Wagner Sidney O. Straight/Straight, Centered (1910-1915) Wagner Sidney O. Arc/Straight/Straight (1920s)⁸ Wagner Ware Sidney -O- Stylized Logo, High (1922-1924, heat ring & size no.; 1924-1935, heat ring & c/n; 1935-1959, smooth bottom) Wagner Ware Sidney -O- Stylized Logo, Centered (1924-1935, heat ring & c/n)⁹ Wagner Ware Sidney -O- Stylized Logo, "Pie Logo" (1924-1934)¹⁰ National (1914-1930) National/Wagner Ware Sidney -O- Stylized, Dual Logo (1930-1940) Long Life (1930s) Montgomery Ward/Wardway (1930s) This contradicts published sources placing the "pie logo" much earlier, as early as 1915.
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