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Vintage Cookware Advertising

Wagner Krusty Korn Kobs Ad.Although most commercially-produced cast iron and aluminum cookware of the late 19th and early 20th centuries could be classified as commodities, the name brand manufacturers went to great lengths through their advertisements to tout their products' superiority to those of their competitors.

For the collector, vintage cookware advertising can represent a valuable resource for identifying information, especially that which can be gleaned from wholesale catalogs and other dated publications.

Here is a selection of vintage ads spanning the era of vintage cast iron and aluminum cookware. Click on any for a photo or slideshow.


Colebrookdale Iron Co.

 (1927) Hardware Buyer's Catalog, CI Co. Page

Favorite Stove & Range Co.

 (1939) Dunham, Carrigan & Hayden Co. Catalog, Griswold pg. 784

Griswold Manufacturing Co.

 (1896) Griswold Aluminum Ware Ad
 (1896) Griswold Aluminum Ware Ad
 (1902) Pacific Hardware & Steel, Griswold pg. 649
 (1902) Pacific Hardware & Steel, Griswold pg. 650
 (1910) Griswold Waffle Iron Ad
 (1912) Griswold Waffle Iron Ad
 (1915) Olympic Trading & Supply Catalog, Griswold pg. 113
 (1919) Griswold Skillet Ad
 (1921) Logan Gregg Hardware Co. Catalog, Griswold pg. 381
 (1921) Logan Gregg Hardware Co. Catalog, Griswold pg. 382
 (1922) Griswold BOLO Oven
 (1922) Griswold BOLO Oven Ad
 (1922) Griswold Heart & Star Waffle Iron Ad
 (1922) Griswold Skillet Ad, Good Houskeeping
 (1922) Griswold Tite Top Baster Ad, Good Housekeeping
 (1922) Griswold Waffle Iron Ad, Ladies Home Journal pg. 176
 (1923) Caliifornia Hardware Co. Catalog, Griswold pg. 1104
 (1923) Griswold Food Chopper Ad
 (1924) Hardware Retailer, Griswold Ad
 (1924) Knapp & Spencer Catalog, Griswold pg. 619
 (1924) Schafer Co. Catalog, Griswold pg. 662
 (1924) Schafer Co. Catalog, Griswold pg. 663
 (1924) Schafer Co. Catalog, Griswold pg. 664
 (1925) Griswold Waffle Iron Ad
 (1927) Belknap Hardware Catalog, Griswold pg. 1533
 (1927) Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett Co,, Griswold pg. 1148
 (1928) Hoffman Hardware Catalog, Griswold pg. 714
 (1928) Hoffman Hardware Catalog, Griswold pg. 715
 (1928) Hoffman Hardware Catalog, Griswold pg. 716
 (1928) Hoffman Hardware Catalog, Griswold pg. 717
 (1928) Janney, Semple, Hill & Co. Catalog, Griswold pg. 875
 (1928) Janney, Semple, Hill & Co. Catalog, Griswold pg. 873
 (1928) Janney, Semple, Hill & Co. Catalog, Griswold pg. 874
 (1928) L.H. Kurtz Catalog, Griswold pg. 341
 (1928) Masback Catalog, Griswold pg. 317
 (1928) Masback Catalog, Griswold pg. 318
 (1928) Masback Catalog, Griswold pg. 319
 (1928) Masback Catalog, Griswold pg. 320
 (1930) Griswold Skillet Ad pg. 247
 (1930) Housewares Catalog, Griswold Cast Aluminum pg. 2831
 (1930) Housewares Catalog, Griswold Cast Aluminum pg. 2832
 (1930) Union Hardware & Metal Co. Catalog, Griswold pg. 2281
 (1930) Union Hardware & Metal Co. Catalog, Griswold pg. 2304
 (1932) Masback Catalog, Griswold pg. 415
 (1932) Masback Catalog, Griswold pg. 416
 (1932) Masback Catalog, Griswold pg. 417
 (1932) Masback Catalog, Griswold pg. 418
 (1933) Dunham, Carrigan & Hayden Co. Catalog, Griswold pg. 723
 (1934) Erie Dispatch Herald Griswold Ad
 (1935) Shapleigh Catalog, Griswold pg. 877
 (1936) Erie Dispatch Herald Griswold Ad
 (1936) Hardware Age, Griswold pg. 171
 (1936) Masback Catalog, Griswold pg. 369
 (1936) Masback Catalog, Griswold pg. 371
 (1937) Belknap Hardware Catalog, Griswold pg. 1409
 (1937) Belknap Hardware Catalog, Griswold pg. 1410
 (1938) Vonnegut Hardware Catalog, Griswold pg. 781
 (1938) Vonnegut Hardware Catalog, Griswold pg. 782
 (1938) Vonnegut Hardware Catalog, Griswold pg. 848
 (1938) Wholesale Catalog, Griswold pg. 785
 (1938) Wholesale Catalog, Griswold pg. 786
 (1939) Dunham, Carrigan & Hayden Co. Catalog, Griswold pg. 781
 (1939) Dunham, Carrigan & Hayden Co. Catalog, Griswold pg. 782
 (1939) Dunham, Carrigan & Hayden Co. Catalog, Griswold pg. 783
 (1939) Oklahoma City Hardware Co., Griswold pg. 590
 (1939) Van Camp Hardware & Iron Co. Catalog, Griswold pg. 1731
 (1939) Van Camp Hardware & Iron Co. Catalog, Griswold pg. 1732
 (1940) Clow's Waffle Flour and Griswold Waffle Iron Offer Ad
 (1940) Janney, Semple, Hill & Co. Catalog, Griswold pg. 1326
 (1940) Janney, Semple, Hill & Co. Catalog, Griswold pg. 1327
 (1940) Janney, Semple, Hill & Co. Catalog, Griswold pg. 1325
 (1940) Masback Catalog, Griswold pg. 545
 (1941) W. Bingham Co. Catalog, Griswold pg. 918
 (1950) Woodbury Hardware Co. Catalog, Griswold pg. 1045
 (1952) Harper McIntire Catalog, Griswold pg. 549
 (1953) Logan Gregg Hardware Co. Catalog, Griswold pg. 375
 (1953) Logan-Gregg Hardware Co. Catalog, Griswold pg. 330
 (1956) Boetticher & Kellogg Co. Catalog, Griswold pg. 1024

Lodge Manufacturing Co.

 (1958) Hardware Age, Lodge Ad pg. 537

Various

 (1897) Richmond Stove Co. Catalog pg. 100
 (1897) Richmond Stove Co. Catalog pg. 101
 (1897) Richmond Stove Co. Catalog pg. 95
 (1897) Richmond Stove Co. Catalog pg. 96
 (1897) Richmond Stove Co. Catalog pg. 97
 (1897) Richmond Stove Co. Catalog pg. 98
 (1897) Richmond Stove Co. Catalog pg. 99
 (1930) Housewares Catalog, Various Makers pg. 2777
 (1930) Housewares Catalog, Various Makers pg. 2778
 (1937) Richards & Conover Hardware Catalog pg. 1749

Vollrath Ware

 (1922) Vollrath Ware Ad, Good Houskeeping
 (1922) Vollrath Ware Ad, Good Houskeeping

Wagner Manufacturing Co.

 (1902) Geo. Worthington Catalog, Wagner pg. 1255
 (1916) Thomson Diggs Catalog, Wagner pg. 563
 (1916) Thomson Diggs Catalog, Wagner pg. 564
 (1918) Wagner Aluminum Ad
 (1918) Wagner Aluminum Canning Ad
 (1918) Wagner Kettle Ad
 (1919) Wagner Krusty Korn Kobs Ad
 (1919) Wagner Waffle Iron Ad
 (1921) Wagner Kettle Ad
 (1922) Janney, Semple, Hill & Co. Catalog, Wagner Krusty Korn Kobs pg. 1083
 (1922) Wagner Canning Ad, Good Housekeeping
 (1922) Wagner Colonial Tea Kettle Ad, Good Housekeeping
 (1922) Wagner Drip Drop Roaster Ad, Good Housekeeping
 (1923) Wagner Canning Ad
 (1924) House-Hasson Hardware Co. Catalog, Wagner pg. 526
 (1930) Union Hardware & Metal Co. Catalog, Wagner pg. 2303
 (1934) W. Bingham Co. Catalog, Wagner pg. 747
 (1934) Wagner Silverlite Ad
 (1938) Vonnegut Hardware Catalog, Wagner Magnalite pg. 783
 (1947) Catalog, Wagner Hotel Aluminum pg. 855
 (1947) Catalog, Wagner Hotel Aluminum pg. 856
 (1952) Wagner Skillet Ad
 (1952) Wagner Skillet Ad
 (1956) Wagner Chef's Skillet Ad
 (1956) Wagner Ware Ad