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Offline Ron Koehler

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aebleskiver
« on: June 02, 2018, 12:43:10 PM »
I'm wondering if someone else can tell me more about this aebleskiver I picked up this week. My understanding is that it is Wagner, but prior to them adding their name to the piece. Its only mark is 1312 on the bottom near the handle. These facts seem to date it prior to 1924 but wondering if someone here knows more than that. I am also curious about the value, however, it is not a piece I am looking to part with. Any help would be appreciated! Thanks!
Oh, also, would love to upload a picture but the file size required for this website is really small. Tips on converting photo to a smaller size for inclusion here?

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Re: aebleskiver
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2018, 01:07:16 PM »
Ron,
Book say's 24 to 40s has the molded handle. Value is 50 to 60 restored IMO.
OB ;D

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Re: aebleskiver
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2018, 01:25:32 PM »
Thanks. Does it mention the lack of the Wagner name/logo or when they began putting that on? This is the molded handle--which is really cool looking, by the way! Oh, and which book? I have The Book of Griswold & Wagner (Smith & Wafford) but it only has the one with the Wagner name on it and it does indeed date that to 1924-40s.

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Re: aebleskiver
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2018, 03:52:41 PM »
I'm looking at what most call the Blue Book, the book of Griswold and Wagner.

The Red Book, the book of Wagner and Griswold, is by the same authors.  I just discovered that the Red Book does not show the aebleskiver or plett pans, not even the wafer irons.  A real surprise to me.  (or if someone can point out the pages, I would appreciate it.)

As far as a value on yours without the logo, I would expect it to be about the same as Brian stated, or maybe a little lower since only a specialist would know it is Wagner.  The didn't have their logo on LOTS of items they made.

Your pan should be among the best of the Wagner castings.  Smooth like glass.

Tom

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Re: aebleskiver
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2018, 05:40:42 PM »
Thanks Tom. Appreciate your response. The Blue Book is what I have also. I have it in lye and am looking forward to reconditioning it!

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Re: aebleskiver
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2018, 09:13:19 PM »
Ron, This link has tips and advice for resizing photos.

http://www.griswoldandwagner.com/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.pl?num=1383802487

If you're still unsuccessful, you may email your pictures to me (jpeg format please) and I'll resize them and post them on this thread.
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Re: aebleskiver
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2018, 09:46:01 PM »
Thanks, Sandy. I'll try to post one here.

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Re: aebleskiver
« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2018, 09:51:46 PM »
Okay, I think I have the resizing figured out. Just two more for a good look at the piece before reconditioning.

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Re: aebleskiver
« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2018, 10:57:12 PM »
Just for fun, here's a picture from a 1924 Wagner catalog showing the 2 styles of skiver pans and the plett pan.  All nice smooth castings.  The 1314 is found with the handle bolted on and with it cast in place.  Both are correct.
« Last Edit: June 02, 2018, 10:57:48 PM by tomnn2000 »

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Re: aebleskiver
« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2018, 11:04:35 PM »
Very cool, Tom! Yes, I see that the 1312 is also pictured with the handle bolted on. My 1312 is all one piece--very smooth looking.

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Re: aebleskiver
« Reply #10 on: June 02, 2018, 11:06:18 PM »
The 1312 handle was not bolted on to the best of my knowledge.  Just a bit of decoration in the drawing.

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Re: aebleskiver
« Reply #11 on: June 16, 2018, 11:28:13 AM »
Here is the unrestored, raw, and reconditioned aebleskiver.

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Re: aebleskiver
« Reply #12 on: June 16, 2018, 12:41:26 PM »
Very nice.  These are some of the smoothest castings made by Wagner.  Nice pan.

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Re: aebleskiver
« Reply #13 on: June 16, 2018, 11:08:11 PM »
Beautiful pan and great job of restoring it! 

Like Tom said, Wagner really outdid itself with this casting.
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