Griswold #8 cast iron skillet with the iconic large block logo. It measures 11 inches wide at the spouts and 2 inches deep. Weighs in at only 4 pounds 7 ounces. No chips or cracks. Sits nice on a gas or electric coil cooktop but would not be appropriate for a glass cooktop due to a minor wobble (and I do mean minor The exterior surface is excellent with a crisp, clear logo and lettering. The interior cooking surface is nice and smooth with typical marks from age and use. About Cast Iron Archaeology. Restoring vintage and antique cast iron cookware is my passion. For me this is a labor of love. The difference between my cast iron and the others out there is the attention to detail. First, I strip it down to the bare iron with my all natural process. Then, I season each piece using a combination of beeswax and natural oils. Seasoning takes one hour at a time in a 450 degree oven and is repeated as many times as it takes to achieve that nice glossy coating. The entire process takes about a week to complete. This is a professional restoration done right from start to finish and I would put my cast iron up against any you can find online or anywhere else. Thank you for considering a product from Cast Iron Archaeology! Some as old as 120 plus years. And they have seen much use. They are not perfect. They will have utensil marks and small scrapes and nicks. We try to point out any significant abnormalities or damage in our listings. When it is stated that the skillet is flat, it means that there is no bow, wobble or spin. It is very rare that a vintage cast iron skillet will have absolutely no movement on a glass surface. Most were not perfect coming out of the foundry. There will likely be some small amount of movement on a flat surface. If the skillet is absolutely perfect I will definitely point that out.
Is made of heavy-duty cast iron black matte finish; durable and rust resistant. Rings loud and clear; authentic tone easily heard across yard or down the block. He large bell has uniquely shaped bracket; can be mounted vertically or horizontally. The ringing arm can be conveniently mounted right to the frame. Fixing screws is not included. Vintage fully functional bell; use it as a door bell or as a dinner bell; perfect for placing on any door in your farmhouse; garden; yard; or front porch. Produces an authentic tone designed to be easily heard across the yard; ringing arm is conveniently mounted right to the frame. Easy to maneuver to where you need it; yet sturdy enough to withstand the elements; easily mount to posts or beams with the included cast-iron frame. It’s an outstanding piece that will make an ideal decoration for the bar; school; farm; office; boat or home. Fully-functional replica of cast iron dinner bell common on every farm yard decades ago. All cast iron with durable Matte Black enamel finish; frame for post mounting.
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“Fully Restored” GRISWOLD #8 Cast Iron Skillet Large Logo 704 Seasoned Nice. Sets flat on a Glass top stove.
Made in the USA! These are on par with the quality of the Griswold-Erie-Wagners of the same period! And grossly overlooked by the collectors market. Very finely cast (see the edge of the pan next to the edge of a US quarter in the pics). Hand polished at the factory. The most desirable logo on the bottom “Smiley face”. Measures a whopping 13″ across and 2.75″ Deep. Very light for its size. Set on top of a marble table; no spin or wobble here. A couple of minor/faint manufacturing cosmetic blemishes along the lip (see finger point pics). Amazing pre-seasoned; ready-to-go condition! This is as much wall art as it is a functional piece! This article will cover :Who made Favorite Piqua Ware? Is Favorite Piqua Ware cast iron any good? The History of Favorite Stove and Range and the company’s predecessors. How to date and identify Favorite Piqua Ware, Miami, and Puritan logos. Favorite Stove and Range Co. However, the company ramped up and focused on hollowware. The foundry was located in Piqua, Miami County, Ohio. The favorite Stove and Range Co. Manufactured a full line of. This included: skillets, griddles, Dutch Ovens, kettles, Scotch bowls. Gem pans and waffle irons. The company had several lines of branded cookware which included Favorite Piqua Ware, Miami, Puritan (for Sears Roebuck). Who made Favorite Piqua Ware? The Favorite Piqua Ware vintage cast iron is often in great shape and still usable even on modern stoves, including induction. So who made Favorite Piqua Ware? Favorite Piqua was manufactured by the Favorite Stove & Range Co. The predecessor to the Favorite Stove & Range Co. And Anchor Iron Works. The company focused on the manufacture of ironware. They also had interests in another foundry called Anchor Iron Works, located in Cincinnati. Like many foundries, W. Did not focus on any one product. Instead, they manufactured a wide range of metalware. And Anchor Iron Works together manufactured a wide range of metalware. Davis manufactured metal coffins called the Fisk’s Metallic Burial Case under license. Although you can still find W. Davis cast iron, it is much harder to find. If you have a piece of cast iron made by the company, you have a real piece of history. Cast iron can still be found occasionally for sale. Pots and skillets may have a distinctive single pouring spout instead of the double pouring spouts standard today. And keep an eye out for kettles that occasionally come up for sale. Renamed to Great Western Stove works. Davis & Co was renamed Great Western Stove Works. And underwent a series of ongoing restructuring efforts. Iron and the casket business to Martin Hale Crane and J. The Great Western Stove Works to Favorite Stove Works. William Boal takes control. After the retirement of William Davis in 1880, a partner named William Boal had a controlling financial interest renames the company from Great Western Stove Works to Favorite Stove Works. The rise of the Favorite Stove & Range Co. The move from Cincinnati to Piqua. Boal moved from Cincinnati to Piqua and formed the. Favorite Stove and Range Company on the 1st of July, 1888. By 1889 the foundry become operational and began. The growth of Favorite Stove & Range Co. The Favorite Stove & Range Co. The city also became affectionately known as the Favorite City. Even by today’s standard, the company’s foundry was on a massive scale. The foundry was located on ten acres of land. It also employed 550 to 600 people when the foundry became established. Favorite Stove and Range had such an impact on the area. That several other companies adopted Favorite in their company name. New leadership and expansion of manufacturing hollowware. In 1916 Willian King Boal passed on. And the son of Willian Stanhope Boal took over his father’s interests. It was Stanhope Boal who ramps up cast iron hollow ware production. The fall of Favorite Stove and Range. In 1919 a labor strike hit the firm. During this strike, workers demanded an extra 25 percent increase in wages. The strikes lasted for eleven days. Stanhope Boal remained president until 1923. For the next five years, the company had three other presidents. Katker became the final president for Favorite Stove & Range Co. Sales declined in the 1930s because of the Great Depression. Unfortunately, Favorite Stove & Range were not alone, and most foundries during this time struggled. The passing of Willian Stanhope Boal. On December 17th, 1933, Willian S. Favorite Stove & Range Co. In 1935 the company liquidated. And Chicago Hardware Foundry bought the patterns and machinery. Post WW2 and the drop in demand. After restructuring, Katker renamed the company to Favorite Manufacturing Company. However, the company operated on a much smaller scale. They produced coal and wood ranges, gas cooking stoves, and hollowware. But molding was outsourced to the Champion Foundry Company, also located in Piqua. In 1958 the company stopped operation due to the post WW2 decline in demand. Produced skillets, so it is not unreasonable to think Favorite Stove and Range did as well. It’s also impossible to give an accurate date of manufactured cast iron by looking at the logos. And what logos are older. But if we look at the style and font used on the cookware, we can estimate what logos are older. Identify and date your Favorite Stove & Range cast iron. Block Favorite Piqua Ware. Favorite Piqua Ware the best to cook in. Favorite Piqua Ware smile. Stylized Favorite Piqua Ware in block writing. Sunrise logo, Favorite Piqua Ware, Favorite Stoves and Ranges. Favorite = Piqua Ware. Favorite Piqua Ware smiley with vertical diamond Miami. Puritan logo (private label for Sears Roebuck).
Up for sale is a beautiful Griswold #8 Cast Iron Skillet with a large logo, model number 704 R. This skillet has been restored to its original glory, with a surface coating of Crisco that is ready to be used. The frying pan and is made of high-quality cast iron material. The brand is highly renowned for producing high-quality cookware. Get your hands on this great piece and add it to your collection! Pan is in good condition with a very smooth cooking surface, some micro pitting along the inner walls (see photos). Skillet wobbles/spins on glass stovetop corrected by 1 business card on top and side. Best used on induction or gas stovetop vs glass. Appears to be a slight sand shift when pouring in the original mold seen on the bottom of the pan. Skillet is restored using a combination electrolysis, lye, and vinegar to strip it back to bare metal. Once stripped, the pan is seasoned 3 times with vegetable shortening. Have several other Griswold cast irons for sale, please feel free to check out my other listings.
VTG GRISWOLD CAST IRON GRIDDLE #9 CHROME PLATED LARGE BLOCK LOGO. Other than that it is in great shape.
From a local ranch estate. Bottom of the bell is appr 14 across. Bell alone weighs appr 35 lbs.
Griswold #6 Large Logo Cast Iron Skillet. Sits flat and no cracks.