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Favorite Piqua Ware
Mar 27th, 2005 at 1:10am
 
I picked up a couple of skillets today. They were Favorite Pique Ware skillets with the Miami diamond marks. Was the diamond mark just a cheaper line of skillets they made? The information I have on them is rather limited. It says that they were only made in sizes #7, #8,and #9. Any informatin on them would be appreciated.
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Reply #1 - Mar 27th, 2005 at 2:32am
 
Go to page 12 under this section (general info) of July 21 04 to see some comments. Hope it helps  Smiley Duke

Here is the link:
http://www.griswoldandwagner.com/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.pl?board=irongeneral;action=d...

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Reply #2 - Mar 27th, 2005 at 3:41am
 
Mark,
One Favorite catalog says "Not quite as deep as the regular skillet, the Miami Skillets weigh slightly less than the corresponding numbers in the regular lines.  The three sizes listed (7-9) are excellent sellers and they are necessary in every complete assortment."

They are slightly smaller and shallower, too, then regular skillets.  I don't see that they are of any less quality.  I have a favorite (like in one I like) Miami skillet, No.7, nickel plated except on the inside  with the early style reinforced top edge.

The Miami pans correspond with Griswold's Victor; Wagner's National, and Wapak's Oneta lines.  All made them in only sizes 7-9 except that Griswold added a 5 and 6 in the early 1930's.  Some of these pans go way back; Griswold's Victors appear with no pattern numbers making them c.1890 or so.

Quality of them all seems to be the same as the regular skillets.  Price was less and I think they were somewhat of a cheaper line but of no less quality.

Steve
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Reply #3 - Mar 27th, 2005 at 4:37am
 
Thank you both for the information. I knew someone here had to have more information on this than I did. These are very good looking skillets and I know they will clean up nice. Steve, you mentioned that you had a #7 nickel plated one? Did they plate all the sizes or just the number sevens?
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Reply #4 - Mar 27th, 2005 at 6:27am
 
All sizes were available nickeled but not during all years.  I think it was only in the early (c.1900?) years that most of their line of skillets, griddles, and pots and bowls came polished or nickel plated.  Mine is one of the few I've seen.  It has a fancy, open center "7" on the bottom much like some early ERIE skillets.   A friend who collected Favorite years ago had it and I traded for it.  Unlike Griswold and the early Wagner nickeled pans it is not polished on the outside but the inside is smooth as glass.  The early Miami's had only MIAMI in the diamond while later ones had both the Favorite logo and MIAMI.  Favorite made a lot of very nice pieces and I would place Favorite after Griswold and Wagner as the most prolific of the better and more interesting makers.

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Reply #5 - Mar 27th, 2005 at 1:18pm
 
Bought my first Favorite 7 recently and it is paper thin and light compared to other lines. Really like it Smiley
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