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In response to the many positive comments, I'm going to expand the section on Reproduction/fake identification of Griswold cast iron.
Please click on the links below to find the reproductions along side the originals, if they even made one.
All this refers to is an abbreviated method of saying that the word GRISWOLD is lettered within the double circle and cross in the slight slanting to the right, rather than straight up and down block lettering style.
They are not logos in demand by most collectors, so that means they are a bargain for users of Griswold cast iron cookware.
Le Creuset was founded in 1925 by Armand Desaegher and Octave Aubecq, who built their cast-iron cookware foundry in Fresnoy-le-Grand, France, where Le Creuset casseroles, sauciers, and soup pots are still cast in wet sand today.
Though not the first manufacturer to coat cast iron with a porcelain enamel glaze, Le Creuset was the first to popularize this technique for cookware, largely through the introduction of color.
As discussed with the Officers and members of the LODGE facility, we proposed to have a Board to keep the public and WAGS membership up to date on old and new LODGE, as most of LODGE's old records were destroyed and together we can put back together their history. Information and discussion about OLD foundries will be placed here and once the info is deciphered it will be moved to the WAGS ONLY boards above and placed within our database.
If you've had your cast iron skillet for a while, chances are it needs to be reseasoned—meaning it needs to be recoated to create a stick-resistant surface and guard against rust.
Expert Mark Kelly, spokesman for Lodge Cast Iron Cookware, tells us how.
They are good quality but far less expensive than the large logo items like skillets...good condition, great They bear BOTH the name Griswold and Wagner, after Wagner Mfg. of Ohio ended up with the defunct Griswold Manufacturing Company.
Usually the logo without the city of manufacture, ERIE, is a signal that it was not made by Griswold Manufacturing Company and should give you pause for thought.Collectors arent apt to find many of this old logo.