Waffle Iron

Waffle Iron

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Stove-top waffle iron consisting of a high, circular base with two lug handles that holds a pair of removable, circular plates with wire coil handles. Plates are connected by a ball hinge and patterned with a four-quadrant grid of squares. Notches in base allow plates to be flipped 180 degrees. Raised cast-in marks on exterior of plates include the company's logo ("GRISWOLD" in italic letters) at center with pattern name and size "AMERICAN / No. 8 (arched)" above and "THE GRISWOLD MFG. CO. / ERIE PA., U.S.A. / PAT'D DEC. 1, 1908" (curved)" below; pattern number "885" on male plate and "886 / B" on female plate. If slanted, pre-1920; if block, post-1920.
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Object Name
iron, waffle
Griswold Manufacturing Co.
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Erie
Physical Description
iron, cast (overall material)
wire, iron (handles material)
overall: 4 5/8 in x 16 1/8 in x 12 3/4 in; 11.7475 cm x 40.9575 cm x 32.385 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Household Tools and Equipment
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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