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Bitser 07-25-2021 02:15 PM

Antique or Unusual Cookware
 
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.

https://i.imgur.com/yknIDTc.jpg


https://i.imgur.com/V6Okcnb.jpg

Pieces separated, top:


https://i.imgur.com/vOpuwFs.jpg

Bottom:


https://i.imgur.com/eswgWnM.jpg

taxlady 07-25-2021 02:34 PM

Neato

Bitser 07-26-2021 12:56 PM

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.

Kathleen 07-26-2021 02:37 PM

Definitely cool!

dragnlaw 07-26-2021 04:20 PM

OMG.. don't know if I can ask this... naval jelly? :sad:

Bitser 07-26-2021 04:38 PM

It's phosphoric acid in gel form—removes rust.
https://i.imgur.com/HqWOyXI.jpg

Cooking Goddess 07-26-2021 04:39 PM

dragn, navAL, not navEl. :lol: You know, the branch of the military with big boats. :wink: 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.

dragnlaw 07-26-2021 06:04 PM

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

:hammer: :lol: :rofl: :bangin:

and you know those navy guys...

GotGarlic 07-26-2021 10:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dragnlaw (Post 1657676)
Well, my late father would have slapped me up the back of the head. A chemical engineer automatically assumed his offspring would know this.

:hammer: [emoji38] :rofl: :bangin:

and you know those navy guys...

Yeah, I know those Navy guys... I married one! [emoji16] [emoji177] :wub:

Bitser 07-30-2021 04:36 PM

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.

https://i.imgur.com/rmlDuMm.jpg


https://i.imgur.com/HuMMZA2.jpg

Cooking Goddess 07-30-2021 06:56 PM

WOW! Very nice, Bitser!

dragnlaw 07-31-2021 08:35 AM

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?

Bitser 07-31-2021 01:57 PM

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.

dragnlaw 07-31-2021 02:20 PM

Mine is not the same make. McClary? Penn. # 9. I did post a picture earlier on another thread but not sure where. :rolleyes:

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. :wink:

Chief Longwind Of The North 08-02-2021 07:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bitser (Post 1658009)
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.

https://i.imgur.com/rmlDuMm.jpg


https://i.imgur.com/HuMMZA2.jpg


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.

Seeeeya; Chief Longwind of the North


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