Tin hollowware is describes general tableware like sugar bowls, tea or coffee pots, soup containers, hot food covers, water pitchers, platters, butter plates and other metal items that went with the dishware on a table. Bernard and Milton Wagner are credited as the first to cast iron for cookware in Sidney, Ohio.
Wagner Ware was born.(A short footnote about the Centennial Commemoration of the 1991 version of the skillet, The Wagner’s 1891 Original Cast Iron Skillet – though it stated “Original,” along with a date, this line of cookware was manufactured in 1991 through the late 1990s.
Wagner Ware Cookware was awarded in several nationwide as well as some international expositions, including but not limited to expositions in Chicago, Nashville, Paris, Buffalo, and St. In some circles, this is stated as “Wagner acquiring Griswold” but it is not that simple.An interesting note is that cookware that declares it was Made in the USA are typically not considered collectable pieces. Margaret SEPTEMBER 27, 2013 AT PMMy dad has a Wagner 1891 original cast iron tea pot that is rustled or deteriorated inside Frm yrs of keeping water in it on their wood burning stove. Well, you can clean the inside but it will definitely take some work. There’s another step after the oven cleaner sessions where you treat the rusted area with a 50/50 mix of vinegar and water. However, the kettle might not be a “collectible” though it will probably hold some sentimental value.Check out some of my other posts, full of info on every part of your kitchen. In 1996, a group of investors, which included a former employee of Wagner, purchased the Wagner and Griswold cookware lines. They continued manufacturing for another 3 years before closing their doors in Sidney in 1999. Wagner does have lids and you’d have to watch e Bay for a week or two to find the right one for you. Let me know if you need help locating a suitable lid. diane legendre SEPTEMBER 25, 2013 AT PMsays 11 3/8 is the size and 2 inchs deep. diane legendre SEPTEMBER 25, 2013 AT PMi have my mothers corn bread pan, wagner c heavy. Is it possible to clean the inside and is it of any value? So, in the 1990s the company that owned the Wagner name started to make “The Wagner’s 1891 Original Cast Iron” series in commemoration of the original cast iron company.So I had no idea that the hammered finish was there. It’s remarkable how nice the Lodge pans are after sanded them. Thanks, Billygreg OCTOBER 3, 2013 AT AMMargaret’s cleaning question reminded me of something I did 20 years ago. e Bay is the place to go for vintage cast iron since e Bay is kind of like a consolidation of all the garage & estate sales across the country. Try a search like “wagner 10 inch skillet” or “wagner #8 skillet” and you should have 10 or more results. After a few hours with some oven cleaner the beautiful, hammered finish was exposed. You got it right – a craftsman used to sand each one of the pieces of cookware down. I had a dutch oven that was seriously deteriorated with thick rust to boot. I still have the lid from my old one, but if one is available with lid – I could always use an extra lid. Monitor for a couple weeks and if you’re savvy, you can set up an email alert to send you a message when new items are listed that meet your criteria. Look for the oldest Wagner items by name and patent dates.