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Category: Griswold

How Much Should You Pay for an Authentic Griswold Pup?

How Much Should You Pay for an Authentic Griswold Pup?

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I paid $275 for a beautiful black iron satin-smooth Griswold pup with a 30 on the back of its head. That was in 2014 or 2015. It looks like I paid more than the going price of today. […]

How to Determine Whether a Pup Marked “Griswold” is Authentic or a Reproduction

How to Determine Whether a Pup Marked “Griswold” is Authentic or a Reproduction

I had the opportunity in September to spend some time with Joe and Nancy Zawadowski of Durham, North Carolina. Joe has a wide and interesting variety of things that he collects (including animal skulls), but I was particularly interested to see his collection of vintage and […]

The Great “Griswold” Silver Pup Scandal of 1994

The Great “Griswold” Silver Pup Scandal of 1994

I received a letter via the “Contact Mary” form on the website from Steve L. of La Pine, Oregon. Steve told me that he had purchased two Griswold silver pups for $50 each at an estate sale in Portland, Oregon. He was pretty excited about […]

Grady Britt, Lodge Cast Iron Collector, Raleigh North Carolina

Grady Britt, Lodge Cast Iron Collector, Raleigh North Carolina

Grady and Jean Britt live in Raleigh, North Carolina, in a beautiful art-filled home surrounded by woods and backing up to Umstead state park.  It is a very peaceful setting. Grady and Jean are both retired. Grady worked for years for IBM as a systems […]

Sidney Hollow Ware Company, Philip Smith

Sidney Hollow Ware Company, Philip Smith

The Sidney Hollow Ware Company began in 1859 as “P. Smith Bro. & Co.” Philip Smith began working a small foundry in Sidney Ohio with capital of just $25 in 1859.  His brother Michael joined him in the business a short time later. P. Smith […]

Why Griswold Made Both a High- and Low-Base for its Waffle Irons

Why Griswold Made Both a High- and Low-Base for its Waffle Irons

I’ve seen this theorized here and there before, and the theories all made sense, but here it is right from the mouth of Griswold’s marketing department in 1921! “The Griswold … low frame … is for use on coal and wood ranges, and the high […]


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