Dating wagner ware skillet
I highly recommend checking out the free guide if you are trying to determine the age of your Wagner Ware.
See the Lodge LCC3 Cast Iron Combo Cooker at Amazon I used the photos there to review the font and location of the logo on the bottom of the skillet.
Now that I know better, I use reproductions I’ve bought to show people what not to buy.
I’d be the first to admit I’ve been fooled a few times and purchased reproductions in my quest to add to my growing collection of vintage cast iron cookware, especially when I was a new collector.In many cases, we cannot determine the exact date that a piece of cookware was made. We can come pretty close to a range of dates once we understand a little bit about the manufacturing of the cookware.The iron foundries would have moulds for the various pieces of cookware and over time the moulds would need to be replaced.The two pieces to the right (which I found on ebay), are most likely from the period from 1925 – 1959. Amazing that it never had any food on it until I bought it.I simply washed it with some soap and hot water, soaked it in 50% vinegar & 50% water for 20 minutes.