Dating wagner pans
If you've had any experience with cooking in cast iron, you'll know there's a difference between the modern-day cast iron pans and the classic antique iron cookware.
Of course, even the "Wagner's 1891 Original" is a cast iron pan.
These are brand new "1891 Original" pans with the labels still attached. General Housewares continued to manufacture cookware with this logo from 1991 through 1999.
General Housewares' Wagner cast iron foundry shut down in 1999, and production of these pans ceased at that time.
Collectors arent apt to find many of this old logo.
The big ERIE is frequently in better condition than the spider logo because ERIE was incised while the spider logo was raised and so came in direct contact with the surface of the stove, causing wear on it from the frequent movement across the stove.