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Old 09-04-2021, 12:51 PM
John Ziebart John Ziebart is offline
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Default Griswold #8 Waffle Iron

Hi,
Can someone explain how the two half's stay together other than the weight of them? Everything "fits nice" and stays "opened" in the opened positon but nothing is holding them together when closed other than the weight of the top half of the iron. What am I missing?
Ball Hinge, no Mirror image / Both halves the same, Top #314 ,bottom #315
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Old 09-04-2021, 01:07 PM
Doug D. Doug D. is offline
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Default Re: Griswold #8 Waffle Iron

Your hands grasping both handles and also not lifting the ball end out of the socket in the base they rest in keeps the paddles together as you rotate to flip. Lugs fitting in recesses on the insides of the handle shanks, or the prongs on their sides in this case, keep the paddles from slipping apart sideways.
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Old 09-04-2021, 04:53 PM
John Ziebart John Ziebart is offline
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Default Re: Griswold #8 Waffle Iron

Thanks Doug, so nothing actually "locks" or "Fastens " the ball and socket together to keep them from coming apart?
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Old 09-05-2021, 08:02 AM
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Default Re: Griswold #8 Waffle Iron

Nope. That older irons with fixed hinges are often seen broken/repaired does much to explain the rethinking of the design.
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Old 09-05-2021, 10:03 AM
John Ziebart John Ziebart is offline
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Default Re: Griswold #8 Waffle Iron

Your the best Doug,Thanks much
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Old 09-05-2021, 03:51 PM
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Default Re: Griswold #8 Waffle Iron

The waffle iron is made up of 3 pieces, the 2 paddles and a base. I don't see the base in your picture so I'm not sure you have it. When the 2 paddles are together the ball end fits into the socket on the base. Hope this helps,
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