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Antique Trader Cover Story: Joseph Zawadowski and his Cast Iron Pups

Antique Trader Cover Story: Joseph Zawadowski and his Cast Iron Pups

My little ditty about Joseph Zawadowski and his coveted cast iron pups is the cover story for the February 27, 2019 edition of Antique Trader. I’ve written a bit about Joe’s pups and snuggle pups on the blog. You can also find my posts about […]

Value of cast iron collection: Where to start?

Value of cast iron collection: Where to start?

What reference materials to use when trying to determine the value of a cast iron cookware collection.

King Stove & Range Co., Martin Stove & Range Co.

King Stove & Range Co., Martin Stove & Range Co.

History of King Stove and Range and Martin Stove and Range. A long and colorful history, from 1905 to 2003.

Findings: Rare Vintage Griswold Skillet

Findings: Rare Vintage Griswold Skillet

Farold Hoover’s analysis of the vintage Griswold no. 10 small logo skillet with grooved handle. 99.9% authentic!

The Wapak Hollow Ware Company, Wapakoneta, Ohio

The Wapak Hollow Ware Company, Wapakoneta, Ohio

The Wapak Hollow Ware Company was formed in 1903 by a group of five men in Wapakoneta, Ohio. The Company was in business until 1926, when it declared bankruptcy.

Down the Rabbit Hole and into the Seemingly Never-Ending World of the Odorless Skillet

Down the Rabbit Hole and into the Seemingly Never-Ending World of the Odorless Skillet

Once upon a time in a land far, far away, I had a pretty pan that had some interesting features. It was marked “Odorless” on the bottom, and carried a patent date of October 17, 1893. It looked similar to a skillet, with pour spouts at […]

Just What, Exactly, is an “Odorless” Skillet?

Just What, Exactly, is an “Odorless” Skillet?

In my quest to find out who had manufactured a pretty antique Odorless skillet I used to own, I uncovered a huge amount of information. So much so that I’ve written two blog posts about the topic! To understand the Odorless skillet and other kettles/pans […]

Understanding Griswold

Understanding Griswold

UNDERSTANDING LOGOS AND OTHER CAST IRON COOKWARE TERMS FREQUENTLY USED By Doris Mosier Hopefully, this will take the mystery out of the confusion of  Griswold’s many logos frequently referred to by collectors of Griswold.  It is not as refined or detailed as a historian would […]


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