One handy way to determine the pieces in a particular line of vintage or antique cast iron cookware is to get your hands on an old catalog or ads for the product. Larry and Marg O’Neil have a tremendous amount of cast iron and cast aluminum ephemera, which I happily delved into on my March 2019 visit.
Marg had recently written an article about Quaker Ware for the Griswold & Cast Iron Cookware Association’s newsletter (which I reprinted with permission here), and I had scanned some dealer ads for Quaker Ware from Larry’s collection. From that information, I was able to tell the
Here are some of the Quaker Ware dealer ads from Larry O’Neil’s ephemera collection. You can see from these old ads just what exactly was encompassed in the Griswold Quaker Ware line.
Wouldn’t you love to pick up some new old stock of these pieces for the prices advertised? I know I would!
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