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Category: Wagner Manufacturing Company

BIG Cast Iron Auction this week in Missouri!

BIG Cast Iron Auction this week in Missouri!

Simmons & Company auctioneers are having a big 2-day cast iron auction on Friday, July 26 and Saturday, July 27, 2019. The auction will be held in Richmond Missouri at the Ray County Veteran’s Building, 312 Clark Street. Simmons & Company are well-known in the […]

An Example of Resourcefulness during the Great Depression

An Example of Resourcefulness during the Great Depression

A Twitter follower of mine – @therealjoedick – shared an amazing story with me the other day about his grandparents. Here is what he said: Here’s a bit of history for your readers. In the Depression my grandparents made ends meet by using the family […]

Videos of the Enormous Cast Iron Collection of Larry and Marg O’Neil

Videos of the Enormous Cast Iron Collection of Larry and Marg O’Neil

Pan Apprentice Linda and I had a fun week with Larry and Marg O’Neil of Tacoma Washington in March 2019. I’ve written about Larry and Marg and their collection before – you can see the article I wrote along with Josh Miller – then editor […]

The Mystery of the Vintage Brown Beer Bottle Marked “WAGNER SIDNEY O” – Solved!

The Mystery of the Vintage Brown Beer Bottle Marked “WAGNER SIDNEY O” – Solved!

A short while back, someone in one of the many cast iron Facebook groups to which I belong posted a photo of a brown beer bottle, with raised lettering marked “Wagner” and “Sidney, O.” The person asked whether the bottle was related to the Wagner […]


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