Dating wagner skillets


While you might find information, verifying its accuracy is always a good idea. If the manufacturer has placed its logo or name on a piece, it is much easier to identify the time frame within which the pan was made.There are many resources to help you identify and date a piece when you know the manufacturer.

The catalog number and pattern letter were repositioned a little higher, the wording "CAST IRON SKILLET" was added in a downward curve at the 6 o'clock position, and the stylized logo was surrounded by a border which happened to form a wedge shape.

This would come to be known as the "pie logo", due to the similarity to the shape of a slice of pie.

Sometimes it’s the thrill of the hunt; one person’s junk might be another person’s treasure!

It can be challenging to identify pieces that do not have clear maker’s marks on them. Here are tips to help you with your research as you venture into the world of vintage cast iron skillet identification.

Especially as I began my adventure into the world of vintage cast iron cookware, collectors on the forums of these sites were more than generous with their time and expertise in helping me identify and date vintage and antique cast iron cookware that I came across.