Tag: Griswold

Joe Zawadowski: Cast Iron Pup Collector, Turtle Champion, Wood Carver, Bog Hunter, Dog Judge, Skull Seeker

Joe Zawadowski: Cast Iron Pup Collector, Turtle Champion, Wood Carver, Bog Hunter, Dog Judge, Skull Seeker

Joe Zawadowski of Durham North Carolina is a very interesting fellow. I had wanted to go to see, learn, and write about Joe’s cast iron “pup” collection for quite some time, but the September 2018 visit that Linda and I made to Joe and Nancy’s […]

The Mystery of the Griswold no. 10 Small Logo Cast Iron Skillet w Grooved Handle

The Mystery of the Griswold no. 10 Small Logo Cast Iron Skillet w Grooved Handle

**Note: this post is not “done,” and will be updated as additional information is known. I know the cast iron collecting community is keenly interested in this pan, however, so have chosen to post now so that the photos may be seen and part of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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