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In the 1920s Griswold began producing enameled items, and in the 1930s had added electrical items to their product line.
Miss Etta Moses worked for Griswold for over 50 years.
Production of many makers' different trademarks often overlapped by several years.
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.
Historians and collectors note these modifications and use them to "date" these pieces, to give more accurate estimates of their age and approximate date of manufacture.
Later that year the Griswold brand and housewares division were sold to the Wagner Manufacturing Company of Sidney, Ohio.
In this way, we can assume within a range when a piece of cookware was actually made. When I got it, there was a little bit of rust present on the gray, unseasoned, raw cast iron.
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.
"Aunt Ellen" was the author of Griswold's "Booklet on Waterless Cooking", given free to purchasers of the Tite-Top Dutch Oven.
Her picture appeared in advertisements for the cook pot in journals such as Good Housekeeping.No pie logo skillet, however, is known without a 4-digit catalog number, which is presumed to have been first used by Wagner ca. And, with the exception of a few very large sizes, pie logo skillets are of the smooth bottom design generally dated from after 1930.