Dating wagner skillets
It is difficult to find one of these skillets with the spider logo in excellent condition.
Nevertheless, any of the spider logos, both good and just decent, are in big demand.
1865-1909 ERIE or “ERIE” Some of the finest cast iron cookware products came from this early time period.
They seemed to coat just the outside of skillets and lids in the porcelain while the inside remains black iron.
In the 30’s, they changed colors and expanded their porcelainizing to a variety of cookware styles, like covered casseroles, fish boats, even individual dutch service ovens with lids.
1884-1912 GRISWOLD’S ERIE Notice the apostrophe in this emblem.
The skillets in this series run from the smallest, #6 to the largest #12.