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Old 07-25-2021, 02:15 PM   #1
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Here are photos of a Griswold #8 waffle iron found in a old log chicken house, built around 1880. The iron was first sold around 1900.






Pieces separated, top:




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Old 07-25-2021, 02:34 PM   #2
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Old 07-26-2021, 12:56 PM   #3
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Thanks to you! Posting the pics inspired me to get after it with a wire brush and some naval jelly. Just rinsed it. Once it dries, I'll have another go.
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Old 07-26-2021, 02:37 PM   #4
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Definitely cool!
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Old 07-26-2021, 04:20 PM   #5
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OMG.. don't know if I can ask this... naval jelly?
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Old 07-26-2021, 04:38 PM   #6
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It's phosphoric acid in gel form—removes rust.
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Old 07-26-2021, 04:39 PM   #7
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dragn, navAL, not navEl. You know, the branch of the military with big boats. I can't believe you've never heard of it. We actually have a bottle of it in our basement right now, because Himself never knows when he might need it.
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Old 07-26-2021, 06:04 PM   #8
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Well, my late father would have slapped me up the back of the head. A chemical engineer automatically assumed his offspring would know this.



and you know those navy guys...
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Well, my late father would have slapped me up the back of the head. A chemical engineer automatically assumed his offspring would know this.



and you know those navy guys...
Yeah, I know those Navy guys... I married one!
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Old 07-30-2021, 04:36 PM   #10
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Worked it over with wire brushes on a drill, then gave it a hearty scrub. Got flax seed oil (said to be the best for seasoning cast-iron) and coated it, then let it drip and drain for half a day. Popped it in a 450° oven for an hour, then let it cool inside.

Here's how it looks now.




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WOW! Very nice, Bitser!
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Old 07-31-2021, 08:35 AM   #12
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Good Job! Bitser!

Maybe I'll do my things and try to sell. If it looks good enuf buyer won't mind broken hinge?

Think I would get enuf to make the effort worth while?
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Old 07-31-2021, 01:57 PM   #13
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Type it in the search box (e.g. Griswold #8 antique waffle iron) and then hit Shopping. See what comes up as far as price— usually, there's a wide range.
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Old 07-31-2021, 02:20 PM   #14
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Mine is not the same make. McClary? Penn. # 9. I did post a picture earlier on another thread but not sure where.

I have looked it up but when a piece is broken, that effort to clean it up for the price you would get, is probably just not worth it. I actually would probably get more for the weight of the iron.
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Worked it over with wire brushes on a drill, then gave it a hearty scrub. Got flax seed oil (said to be the best for seasoning cast-iron) and coated it, then let it drip and drain for half a day. Popped it in a 450° oven for an hour, then let it cool inside.

Here's how it looks now.





That's gorgeous Nice job.

I looked on Ebay. Lowest price, and not in as good condition - $70. Prices in very good condition for low base, like yours - $170 to $400. I think you have a keeper.

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