Friday, October 24, 2008

Wapak Indian Head Medallion #9 Skillet

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See my article on Wapak here for more information on the brand. This skillet was made between 1903 and 1926.


Chilebrown said...

That is a beautiful skillet. If I am not intruding, how much would that be worth. Of course it is priceless if you have it. Great Site!

Greg said...

Hey Chilebrown - according to "The Book of Griswold & Wagner" 4th edition, a Wapak #9 Indian Head Medallion skillet in excellent condition is worth 100 dollars.

The book is a few years old so I wouldn't be surprised to see these going for over 125 bones.

The #4 version of this skillet is one of the most faked (with laughable casting) skillets out there as an original can command over 800 dollars.

Jeannette said...

I have no humor so I won't even try. But I'll tell you what I would do with the skillet. I would make an amazing Apple Pancake Recipe. I'd love to share it with you and your cast iron skillet enthusiasts.
4 T Butter
1/4 c Brown Sugar
1 large Apple, cored & sliced 1/8"
5 large Eggs
1 c Flour
1 c Milk
1/2 t ground Cinnamon
Pinch of Salt
Confectioners sugar

Preheat oven to 400. In a 10" skillet, melt butter & 3 T brown sugar. Add apples, and cook 5 minutes, stir occasionally.

In med bowl, whisk eggs, flour, milk, cinnamon, salt, & remaining sugar. Pour batter slowly over cooked apple mixture. Transfer to oven til golden brown, set in center, and puffed around edges, about 15 minutes. Sprinkle with confectioners sugar and serve hot.

lpellissier said...

We just found one at a yard sale for $5, out here in Oregon. Thanks for the information.

Greg said...

lpellissier, ~ Ouch! 5 bucks won't even buy a decent burrito.

Treat it right, that kind of iron will never be made again.

Anonymous said...

Dear sir
i have imported a 14!! wapak skillet to Australia for camping /fishing
i wanted a top quality USA product.
IT was rusty a bit of a gamble but after the electrolysis bath and glass bead blaster and seasoning
it came up trumps.
it cooks steak bacon fish better than any modern skillet no burning more control.
regards robert

Greg said...

Robert - You are dedicated and a 14 is a monster. Enjoy it!

Unknown said...

My family has always had one skillet that cooks everything, and one skillet for fish. Griswold slant logos are a great choice to! As well as favorite smiley logo.