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Old 10-06-2015, 06:11 PM
JDSchneider JDSchneider is offline
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Default Crescent Waffle Maker

Hey All!
I hope everybody is having an awesome week!

About a month ago, I found my first waffle maker, stripped it down with lye bath and electrolysis and gave it new life (still need to put handles on it).

I was wondering if anybody knew any details they could share regarding the maker of this... I was thinking Crescent Foundry Co (Ozark), out of STL, but wanted to see if anybody else may have any thoughts regarding age or maker of this pretty cool Waffle Maker!

Before and after images to check out!
https://plus.google.com/photos/11229...68881237814449

As always, thanks!
-J
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Old 10-06-2015, 06:16 PM
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Default Re: Crescent Waffle Maker

I love the handle and the graphics! From the early pics, I am amazed that you managed to restore it so well! Apparently the rust hadn't pitted it too badly.

Simply a guess, but I'd say the ornate handle and graphics would put it pre-20th century, anyway.
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Old 10-06-2015, 06:18 PM
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Default Re: Crescent Waffle Maker

don't know anything about it, but It came out great!!
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Old 10-06-2015, 07:04 PM
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My guess is early 20th century based on Griswold's ball hinge.

Now all we need is somebody who knows their stuff.

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Old 10-06-2015, 07:19 PM
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Default Re: Crescent Waffle Maker

AFAIK, the waffle irons made by Crescent Foundry of St. Louis, MO were branded "Ozark" and had coil handles, which this one likely did not. I wouldn't estimate this one being earlier than about 1910. But probably not much later, either.
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Old 10-06-2015, 07:38 PM
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Default Re: Crescent Waffle Maker

This looks like the same one: http://castironguys.com/wp-content/u...-iron-8-11.jpg

http://castironguys.com/product/coll...ping-included/
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Old 10-06-2015, 08:02 PM
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Can't believe everything you read on the internet. In all likelihood, these were made by Fanner Mfg. of Cleveland, OH. Examples are seen with the same raised Crescent Waffle marking and incised Fanner markings around the perimeter. It would be very unlikely for Fanner to have copied someone else without removing such unique markings.
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Old 10-06-2015, 08:11 PM
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Default Re: Crescent Waffle Maker

Here is a pic.



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Old 10-06-2015, 09:17 PM
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Here is a pic.



Hilditch
Nice find! But why would it still say "Crescent Waffle", but upside-down?
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Old 10-06-2015, 09:36 PM
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That is a proprietary secret.

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