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LeeJohnson 05-28-2014 05:06 PM

Early Wagner #3 Oval Roaster
 
Couldn't pass this up even though I have been shying away from aluminum. In particular, I think Doug D. will likely be interested in it. There are no examples that I saw in the RB or BB. Has anyone seen one with these handles?

When did Wagner start making aluminum products, about 1900? My best guess on this is around 1910 but maybe with these handles, maybe it's a little earlier? Should it have a trivet and if so, is it marked/how would I recognize it?

This one I plan to restore. Never have gotten around to restoring the Wagner Ware Krusty Korn Junior aluminum corn stick pan. Your comment of about an hour, Doug, has me wanting to (gently) go at this!

http://www.stormforge.net/gallery/in...3-Oval-Roaster

Steve Stephens 05-28-2014 07:11 PM

Re: Early Wagner #3 Oval Roaster
 
An interesting piece but one that I have not seen.

LeeJohnson 05-28-2014 07:45 PM

Re: Early Wagner #3 Oval Roaster
 
That's good to know, Steve, since you seem to have seen the vast majority of pieces.

LeeJohnson 05-29-2014 09:04 PM

Re: Early Wagner #3 Oval Roaster
 
Would this likely have been sold new with a trivet and if so, what should I be looking for?

Steve Stephens 05-30-2014 11:08 AM

Re: Early Wagner #3 Oval Roaster
 
When were dutch oven trivets first offered? Maybe c.1920 by Griswold? No trivets are shown in the 1915 Wagner catalog but your OVAL CASSEROLE is shown there priced at $4.50 each. A No.1 and 2 were also offered.

LeeJohnson 05-30-2014 01:26 PM

Re: Early Wagner #3 Oval Roaster
 
Thanks, Steve. So it's an oval casserole, rather than an oval roaster. Good to know. Explains the lack of self-basting lid.

I'd love to see a line up of these showing the different handles and marks.

LeeJohnson 05-30-2014 09:36 PM

Re: Early Wagner #3 Oval Roaster
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Steve Stephens (Post 4282)
When were dutch oven trivets first offered? Maybe c.1920 by Griswold? No trivets are shown in the 1915 Wagner catalog but your OVAL CASSEROLE is shown there priced at $4.50 each. A No.1 and 2 were also offered.

Just looked up on the Bureau of Labor Statistics website what $4.50 from 1915 is in terms of buying power in 2014. At $105.63, these were not inexpensive!

Doug D. 05-30-2014 09:44 PM

Re: Early Wagner #3 Oval Roaster
 
By 1924, they had gone up to $8.25 wholesale.

LeeJohnson 05-31-2014 06:53 PM

Re: Early Wagner #3 Oval Roaster
 
That's even higher, Doug! $114.38!:o


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