Dating wagner ware cast iron skillet
While there are a few mistakes and the prices are not always up to date, it is an excellent book with many, clear photos. Also includes chapters on Martin, Lodge, Vollrath, and Excelsior (G. Again, be careful of the information because of the frequent mistakes. Includes the following bulletins: A-9 Cast Aluminum Ware, E-5 Extra-Finished Iron Hollow Ware, W-7 Waffle Irons, D-5 Dampers and Stove Hardware, K-4 Household Hardware Specialties, R-8 Gas Hot Plates, O-2-B Bolo Ovens, H-6 Gas Heaters. This excellent book covers all known Griswold muffin and muffin type pans, including all variations, known at the time of publication. Done by a publisher that knew nothing about the subject, the book seems to have been rushed to print without proper proof reading. Reprint by unknown person but recently available in limited numbers from an e Bay seller. High quality reproduction on glossy paper with excellent print and photo quality. It is nine years earlier than catalog 30, so you can compare the Wagner product line in both aluminum and cast iron. This reprint is complete, but contains just aluminum. There are over three dozen different items of Hollow Ware, most of which are illustrated and priced for the trade. .00 Kettles & Cookware newsletter by David Smith. This very high quality reprint has crisp print and photos. Shows Wagner's line of iron cookware plus sugar & furnace kettles, fruit & lard presses, boilers, tampers, and mauls. They also were the exclusive manufacturers of the Spoor's Parlor Stove Furniture (strange tea kettles, etc.) and the type of stove that used these pots is shown. Also illustrated are hardware items such as lawn furniture, urns, hitching weights, etc.
Erie, Martin, BS&R, Favorite...collectors will be on those like stink on a monkey.
Like all the L&W Book Sales books, this one suffers from mistakes and not the best photo quality.
Recommended after you get the better books out there. Griswold Cast Collectibles, History & Valuesby Bill & Denise Harned, 1985 5-1/2 by 8-1/2, 191 pages. Excellent quality reprint on slick paper may still be available from Larry and Sue Foxx or Sally Swanson and is available from Dave Smith.
However, it, too, has a number of mistakes and strange values given for some items.
Reprinted many times, it was recently available and may still be. Shown on the bright red cover is an ERIE Skillet Clock..50 from David Smith The Pan Man 8. 300 Years Of Kitchen Collectibles by Linda Campbell Franklin, Books Americana, 1991.
Schiffer 8 1/2 by 11 Hard Cover , 320 pages, 915 photos and 66 drawings. This catalog is still available from another source and in better quality. Illustrations include such rare pieces as coal shovels, fireplace sets, stove pipe shelves, cuspidors, copy press, umbrella stands, gem pans, etc..