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LBoone 07-21-2016 08:19 PM

14 inch Griddle ID
I found this 14" bailed round Griddle on Ebay and checked the Blue and Red books but still have no definative conclusion on maker and time period. I has "SIDNEY" on the back along with the 14 size marking. My guess would be an early Wagner or Sidney Hollow Ware but nothing I find in the books or online batches the design, specifically the "bottle cap" style notches on the underbelly. Any inside would be appreciated. Just finished a third layer of seasoning after removing the rust.

(first attempt at a slide show so bear with me)

Sharon Shuman 08-05-2016 07:51 PM

Re: 14 inch Griddle ID
Comment: The pictures show this as a good quality item, in my opinion. The Sidney logo looks like it's from the period when Wagner owned the company, 1897-1903. The style of the griddle, except for the smoke ring, is identical to my slant logo Griswold #14 hoecake griddle. (The name hoecake is from the red book, I think. I lost my copy somewhere along the way, so I may not be remembering correctly what I read.) At any event, it looks like a nice piece of CI. The style of the smoke ring is unique in my experience. Thanks for showing us this, LBoone.

LBoone 08-07-2016 08:27 PM

Re: 14 inch Griddle ID
Thanks for your insight Sharon, it is in remarkably good shape for its age for sure. It had a thin layer of rust from head to toe when I got it but there was no existing seasoning so I am guessing it spent most of its life in the dark and unused. I used it this weekend and I found it to distribute heat pretty well compared to other griddles I have.

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