Griswold dating logo
In this illustration, the reproduction is shown on the left and the authentic Griswold “Erie No. The bright orange rust and the smaller size are tell-tale signs of the reproduction, making spotting the genuine “Erie” easy in this pair.
The name Griswold alone on a trademark would then first appear on a handful of pieces in the form of Griswold's first stylized logo, known as the "Griswold's Erie Diamond", and next when the sixth series "ERIE" skillets were changed to read "GRISWOLD'S ERIE", around 1906. WAGS is a community of cast iron and aluminum cookware collectors. If you like to cook with and/or collect antique/collectible kitchen cookware, then you have found the right place. It is fun to learn the history and origin of old cast iron cookware.Sometimes it’s the thrill of the hunt; one person’s junk might be another person’s treasure!As with later Griswold trademarks, it consisted of a cross inside a double circle, with the name GRISWOLD spanning the horizontal arms of the cross.
"Slant" because of the stylized italic lettering used for the name.
For example, if you have a cast iron skillet that has only markings on the bottom that say VICTOR 722 8, try a Google images search for “Victor 722 8 cast iron skillet”, and see if a match to your pan shows up in the images.
If not, try broadening the search, to “Victor cast iron skillet.” Many images result from the search.
CO." had been added mid-way through their period of manufacture.
The first "Griswold" trademark to be used across virtually all production, and perhaps the most iconic, is known as the "slant logo".
In response to the many positive comments, I'm going to expand the section on Reproduction/fake identification of Griswold cast iron.