Slightly smaller and proportionally different from the normal slant, it may have been the result of a prototype pattern being used for actual production.The slant logo was seen on both heat ringed and in rare cases smooth bottom skillets, as well as on pans marked "ERIE" and "ERIE, PA, U. A.", being referred to by collectors as "Slant Erie" and "Slant EPU", respectively. Later, around 1920, the slant logo was updated, with the lettering being changed to a block style.Band members Skillet discovered Ledger, when they attended church services in a city she lived at the time.They toured the school she was attending and asked Ledger to audition for an open drummer spot in the band.This indicates that the piece is an authentic Wagner.Wagner made molded cast iron with a polished exterior and interior, and the best production was from 1920 to 1940.
The slant logo's use would continue for some time into the large block logo era, with old patterns seen modified to add the other inscriptions characteristic of the large block pieces."Slant" because of the stylized italic lettering used for the name.While "trademark" is the more properly applicable term, "logo" is often used and should not be regarded as incorrect. Manufacturers ├ Canadian Manufacturers ├ Trademarks & Logos ├ Numbers & Letters ├ Economy Brands ├ Store Brands ├ Damage & Defects ├ Reproductions/Counterfeits ├ Ghost Marks ├ Identifying No-Name Iron ├ Non-Collectible Cast Iron ├ Collecting Strategies ├ Iron Hunting ├ Buying Tips └ Selling Tips ├ Cast Iron Restoration ├ Aluminum Restoration ├ Glossary of Terms ├ Patent Database ├ Foundry Database ├ CICN Re-Mastered ├ Sand Mold Casting ├ Cast Iron Finishing ├ Factory Automation ├ Informational Links └ Videos Matthew Griswold had been making cast iron hollow ware for the better part of two decades before first putting the Griswold name on a skillet.Griswold bought out his relatives' interest in 1884.Just as with pattern letters, the small but unique number let quality control know if there was a problem pattern. Having been in business with his cousins, the Selden brothers, since 1868, the name Griswold was originally seen in the mark "Selden & Griswold", on various pieces of hollowware.The name Griswold alone on a trademark would then first appear on a handful of pieces in the form of Griswold's first stylized logo, known as the "Griswold's Erie Diamond", and next when the sixth series "ERIE" skillets were changed to read "GRISWOLD'S ERIE", around 1906.This second trademark containing the Griswold name would be short lived, however, as traditional block lettering would begin to be replaced by stylized logos by many makers.The last surviving text-only trademark would continue to be seen on the Victor economy line of skillets, to which "THE GRISWOLD MFG.CO." had been added mid-way through their period of manufacture.