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Old 09-30-2014, 09:27 PM
Chris H Chris H is offline
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Default Unmarked Griswold 14?

Saw this one come up on ebay...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-14-C...-/271622771116

Top part looks like normal Griswold block lettering, but no logo, just dimensions. Any idea where this came from?
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Old 09-30-2014, 10:30 PM
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Default Re: Unmarked Griswold 14?

I'd say the Wagner plant in Sidney, OH, sometime 1959-1960.
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Old 10-01-2014, 04:47 AM
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Default Re: Unmarked Griswold 14?

How about a mostly unmarked Griswold No 14 - 718 Re-Cast....

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"IT HAS A WELD ON THE BOTTOM ACROSS THE GRISWOLD LOGO."
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Old 10-01-2014, 09:43 AM
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Default Re: Unmarked Griswold 14?

Saw that the other day too. It looks awful
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Old 10-01-2014, 11:37 AM
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Default Re: Unmarked Griswold 14?

Y'all back off that first one. I'm bidding on it.

I plan to make a gift of it.
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Old 10-02-2014, 01:33 AM
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Default Re: Unmarked Griswold 14?

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Y'all back off that first one. I'm bidding on it.

I plan to make a gift of it.

It might be too late for you, but for any new collectors.... Beware "the gift", that's how my whole collection started. Building a nice little set for my Sister's kids for when they're old enough to be on their own.

Leaving that one alone, I picked up an unmarked No.14, 3 notch Lodge a few months ago for $25. One of the ones usually listed on eBay as U.S. Army, U.S. Forrest Service, U.S. Navy etc...

Marked

(L)
14
(US)
8 (on underside of handle)

Smooth as glass, and cooks like a dream. So don't be afraid of picking up one of those either, they're usually listed MUCH cheaper than Wagner/Griswold pieces.

If anyone knows who they were actually made for ???? I suspect the (US) was just short for Made in U.S.A.
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Old 10-02-2014, 08:42 AM
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Default Re: Unmarked Griswold 14?

I'm not really sure, but the rest of Lodge's post-1960 cast iron have a giant MADE IN USA stamped right in the middle, not a small (US) like those 14s have. Leads me to believe the (US) did stand for some sort of government related thing, or something else.
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Old 10-02-2014, 08:54 AM
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Default Re: Unmarked Griswold 14?

Lodge themselves confirmed it was nothing more than conforming to a country of origin requirement. The mark is also seen as a smaller US inside an oval.
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Old 10-02-2014, 10:39 AM
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Default Re: Unmarked Griswold 14?

Interesting, I wonder why they chose to go with that mark on the 14s instead of the MADE IN USA they used on everything else...
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Old 10-02-2014, 10:46 AM
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Default Re: Unmarked Griswold 14?

They eventually did on the #14, just not to begin with.
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