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SMcAuley 05-05-2018 05:24 PM

Help ID'ing Waffle Iron
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New Member Here,
I have a general question regarding a waffle iron I picked up today.
I have been looking around at flea markets and Auction sites for a couple years looking for somthing affordable,

Not really looking for a collectable antique I am looking for a "user"

I found this today and the price was right, so it came home with me

It looks like a Griswold, but it does not say Griswold, if it is a knock off it appears to be a decent quality knock off and I am sure it will make fine waffles

Can anyone tell me what I have here?

Photos attached,
Top Pan says "No 8" and "Pat'd Dec. 1.1908." The pan number is 336
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Bottom Pan Says "Pat'd Dec. 1.1908." The pan number is 331
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It is a short base and says "Griswold 975"
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Doug D. 05-05-2018 05:35 PM

Re: Help ID'ing Waffle Iron
The pattern numbers and their font is consistent with Griswold. 331 and 336 were not used on marked Griswold waffle irons, but these p/ns are listed in the pattern reference of the BB as "No. 8 Waffle Iron (not marked Griswold)". In all likelihood these were produced as a lower price item for market channels like hardware stores, or possibly sourced from Griswold by a third party, much like the Andresen/WICO irons were. The marked version of these irons would appear to be the 314/315 combo.

D_Madden 05-06-2018 09:59 PM

Re: Help ID'ing Waffle Iron
the patent seems to be to a person from Erie, Pa... and while this document doesn't say he was associated with Griswold in any way.... a quick search of the name shows that he is responsible either by himself or with Matthew Griswold starting as early as 1897 for a number of Griswold patents.

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