Antique cast iron skillet called The Favorite by Columbus Hollow Ware Company

The Favorite, Vintage Cast Iron By The Columbus Hollow Ware Co.

Do you have a piece of ironware with the words THE FAVORITE on the back? Then you have antique cast iron from the Columbus Hollow Ware Co.  The Favorite skillets and other ironware from the Columbus Hollow...
Antique Wagner cast iron skillet cooking Okonomiyaki

Wagner Cast Iron | Wagner Ware History, Dates And Logos.

Wagner cast iron cookware is regarded by many as some of the finest examples of 19th and 20th century cast iron. Much of the cast iron is over 100 years old and still usable...
My No9 Favorite Piqua Ware skillet on a induction heater.

Guide To Favorite Piqua Ware: Favorite Stove And Range Co.

Do you have a piece of antique cast iron named Favorite Piqua Ware? This vintage cast iron hollowware is from a foundry called Favorite Stove and Range, and it's one of the most beloved...
Fake Wapak skillet

Simple Guide To Your Wapak Indian Head Ironware

One of the most sought-after pieces of antique cast-iron cookware is the Indian Head logo. The Wapak Hollow Ware Company manufactured them from the early 1900s to the mid-1920s. It's a beautiful-looking logo, and I hope...
Should I buy a Griswold skillet?

Should I buy a Griswold Skillet? Essential Purchasing Advice.

If you are looking for an antique skillet, you will come across one name time after time: Griswold. Griswold cast iron is the name to buy among collectors and vintage cast iron cooks. But...
Griswold cast iron

History Guide To The Griswold Manufacturing Co.

There is something special about using vintage cast iron pans; I am not alone. Many enthusiasts enjoy collecting these old pieces of cookware from different foundries and learning about the history of their cast...
Learn how to inspect a Wagner cast iron skillet.

How To Check A Wagner Cast Iron Skillet

Checking a Wagner cast iron skillet for age, defects, and collectability. Before you purchase your first Wagner skillet, it's a good idea to check the condition to ensure you'll be happy with the purchase....
Griswold large vs.small logo

The Griswold Large Logo vs. Small Logo, Which Is Better?

Is there a clear difference between a Griswold large logo skillet and one with a small logo? This article will cover two Griswold logos you will find when looking for vintage cast iron. Is...
Wapak cast iron skillet made by Wapak Hollow Ware Co. Skillet is face down to show the Z Wapak logo

Your Complete Guide To Wapak Cast Iron From Wapak Hollow Ware Co.

Wapak Hollow Ware Co is a familiar name for vintage cast iron collectors. The scarce Indian Head and Chicken Foot logos are incredibly sought-after and highly prized. However, in this article, you can learn...
Best vintage cast iron skillets to use and collect.

What Are The Best Vintage Cast Iron Skillets?

You can learn about the best vintage cast iron skillets in this article. So the next time you go to a flea market or second-hand store, you can recognize and seek out these brands. With any...

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