Author Topic: " RARE " GRISWOLD OVAL WAFFLE IRON No. 8  (Read 957 times)

Offline Jerry Cermack

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" RARE " GRISWOLD OVAL WAFFLE IRON No. 8
« on: May 10, 2010, 12:28:34 PM »
I know these are scarce, but are they this scarce?   The only one I see in the Blue Book shows a #7.  But not nearly as high as this #8 went.

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Offline Mike Bohannon

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Re: " RARE " GRISWOLD OVAL WAFFLE IRON No. 8
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2010, 12:56:03 PM »
I don't remember ever seeing one of these sell so had no idea about the price.  From the auction it looks like 4 bidders thought a lot of it so I would think that the price would be pretty close to value.  If there were only 2 bidders that might not be the case.  It is a nice one!  Knew it would go way out of my $$$ range. :)  Mike

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Re: " RARE " GRISWOLD OVAL WAFFLE IRON No. 8
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2010, 03:38:41 PM »
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Re: " RARE " GRISWOLD OVAL WAFFLE IRON No. 8
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2010, 04:24:48 PM »
They are very scarce....a good buy in my opinion.  Most of them I have seen (which is not many) have cracked bases.
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Re: " RARE " GRISWOLD OVAL WAFFLE IRON No. 8
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2010, 06:37:45 PM »
I have never even seen one of those! I was going to post the link but Jerry beat me to it :)

I think the piece is too much of a collectors piece and not something you would really use.  jmho

Offline Jerry Cermack

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Re: " RARE " GRISWOLD OVAL WAFFLE IRON No. 8
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2010, 09:38:26 PM »
Over the years, a #7 Waffle Iron was worth more than a #8.  In the oval waffle irons, would the #7, 8, and 9 all be worth about the same?......or is the #8 more scarce than the #7?   In other words, how do the 3 sizes rank in rarity?
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Re: " RARE " GRISWOLD OVAL WAFFLE IRON No. 8
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2010, 10:29:37 PM »
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Over the years, a #7 Waffle Iron was worth more than a #8.  In the oval waffle irons, would the #7, 8, and 9 all be worth about the same?......or is the #8 more scarce than the #7?   In other words, how do the 3 sizes rank in rarity?

Hello Jerry. Yes, thats true, the smaller sizes usually command a higher price. Also, the Blue Book lists these in sizes 7, 8, and 9. These were made from patterns that Griswold bought and modified from "John Savery and Son" and were featured in a small 1895 Griswold catalog that has been reproduced. I think Greg Stahl still has some of them.

And in that 1895 Griswold catalog, these oval waffle irons are featured. It says that they make 10 cakes, and if you look at the picture here that Sam has posted, you can count ten sections.

What I find interesting is that in the Blue Book it says these came in sizes 7, 8, and 9, BUT, if you look in the 1895 Griswold Catalog, it says they were made in sizes SIX, 7, 8, and 9. SO, according to this, there is a size six out there. I think these are a rare item and they are pretty neat. But the fact that the Griswold 1895 catalog says they were also made in a size six, just makes it more interesting. And why not a size SIX, Griswold had a size six waffle iron in their other styles. SO, something else to find, another mystery. Did they make the size six Oval Waffle Iron? What do you all think?  :-/

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Re: " RARE " GRISWOLD OVAL WAFFLE IRON No. 8
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2010, 10:34:05 PM »
Lets see if this works.

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Re: " RARE " GRISWOLD OVAL WAFFLE IRON No. 8
« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2010, 08:22:02 AM »
I know this seller from the flea markets I scrounge thru. He did VERY well on it..  :o
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Re: " RARE " GRISWOLD OVAL WAFFLE IRON No. 8
« Reply #9 on: May 11, 2010, 01:00:20 PM »
Yea me and Ed know the hole story. ;) Right Ed?
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Re: " RARE " GRISWOLD OVAL WAFFLE IRON No. 8
« Reply #10 on: May 11, 2010, 02:16:06 PM »
Jerry,  The #8 is the most "common".  The price it brought is about right, I think.  The #9 brings upwards of $3500-3800.  The #7 is the toughest to find, but bring about $1500......go figure.
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Re: " RARE " GRISWOLD OVAL WAFFLE IRON No. 8
« Reply #11 on: May 11, 2010, 03:05:44 PM »
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Jerry,  The #8 is the most "common".  The price it brought is about right, I think.  The #9 brings upwards of $3500-3800.  The #7 is the toughest to find, but bring about $1500......go figure.


What do you think John? Do you think there is a number 6 oval out there?

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Re: " RARE " GRISWOLD OVAL WAFFLE IRON No. 8
« Reply #12 on: May 11, 2010, 04:52:03 PM »
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Yea me and Ed know the hole story. ;) Right Ed?

 All except for where the fountain of iron is  that he finds these nice pieces.

  
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Re: " RARE " GRISWOLD OVAL WAFFLE IRON No. 8
« Reply #13 on: May 12, 2010, 09:50:18 AM »
Perry,  They show a #6 in an old catalog, but I have never seen one and I don't think anyone else has either.
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Re: " RARE " GRISWOLD OVAL WAFFLE IRON No. 8
« Reply #14 on: May 13, 2010, 04:26:30 PM »
well the house kept me from bidding on it, as I have the #7 in oval.  

John Savery also made these and in fact like Perry stated there is an old Griswold catalog (reprints for sale) that give the date that Griswold bought the patterns from JOhn Savery to make these and the rectangular w/i too.  I know that Joel has a #9 oval John Savery but without the base.

I have two #7 oval Griswold w/i, one with the base and one without the base.  THe base is the next to impossible piece to find, as they are very fragile
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Re: " RARE " GRISWOLD OVAL WAFFLE IRON No. 8
« Reply #15 on: May 14, 2010, 08:09:26 AM »
I finally completed the set last year after MANY years of looking for the #7. :)
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Re: " RARE " GRISWOLD OVAL WAFFLE IRON No. 8
« Reply #16 on: May 14, 2010, 09:15:56 AM »
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I finally completed the set last year after MANY years of looking for the #7. :)
John



I would say that thats probably the most difficult set of waffle irons to put together, so congratulations John.  ;)

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Re: " RARE " GRISWOLD OVAL WAFFLE IRON No. 8
« Reply #17 on: May 14, 2010, 10:07:20 AM »
Thanks Perry, and I agree with you 100%
John