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Old 05-26-2017, 08:11 PM
RonD RonD is offline
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Default Grooved Handle Griswold

I am starting to go through my skillets and trying to ID them and get a general timeline just because.

I have two grooved handle Griswolds a #3 and a #4 and both are flat and smooth the #4 is great and the #3 i have yet to use. So my question is i have read on the home page and the one picture that has a grooved handle it says that it is a late grooved handle, was there much difference and time frames of each style?

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Old 05-26-2017, 09:48 PM
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Default Re: Grooved Handle Griswold

The small logo Griswold skillets had three different handle types .

The first was know as the "early" handle" and was basically the same as the Large Block Logo handle . The early handle was made from 1939 to 1944 . After that there was the "grooved" handle and what was called the "late" handle . The late handle had the same handle hole as the grooved handle , but the same underside as the early handle . It seems unclear which one came after the early handle , but they where used from 1945 till 1957 when the Griswold Company was sold .
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Old 05-26-2017, 10:31 PM
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The grooved handle apparently came last of the three.
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Old 05-27-2017, 05:31 AM
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I had always heard and read that it was uncertain which came after the "early" handle . But I had always thought the "late" handle came last because it's the handle style that was used on the few pieces with what is called the medium logo and the medium logo was made last .
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Old 05-27-2017, 09:21 AM
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Old 05-27-2017, 09:22 AM
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Default Re: Grooved Handle Griswold

I'm not sure that I understood your last post, but I believe that the "Medium" or "Late Large" logo has the grooved handle. I'm also thinking #3 was the only skillet with that logo. Correct me if I'm wrong.
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Old 05-28-2017, 07:42 AM
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Ok , well to be honest I have never seen a late large logo with a grooved handle . What I have seen that I have bought and sold where three pieces with the late large logo but without the Erie PA on it (which would be from after Griswold was sold) and they all had the "late handle" . So I made the assumption that the late handle came last and that they simple stopped putting the Erie PA on them once they where made in the Wagner foundry .
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Old 05-28-2017, 09:44 AM
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I have one of the medium logo, grooved handled skillets. I have heard this one was only made in a #3.

http://imgur.com/i5Pw7EM
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Old 05-29-2017, 04:05 PM
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I have a #5 with the small block logo and "late grooved handle".

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Old 05-29-2017, 08:56 PM
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Default Re: Grooved Handle Griswold

The Blue Book lists a grooved handle in size 10. I've been told that they don't exist. Is this the case or are they just very rare? I've had two sets of the Nos. 3 to 9 and while they take a while to accumulate "in the wild", it's do-able.
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