Abe Lincoln

“You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich...strengthen the weak by weakening the strong...bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift...lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer character and courage by taking away people’s initiative and people permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves." -Abraham Lincoln

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

What is it Wednesday

Welcome friends to another What is it Wednesday.  Both of these are waffle iron.  Different from what we are used to seeing today, and a lot heavier.  The one on the left is from Stroluminum, Detroit.  This company made aluminum pot and pans.  The waffle iron on the right is by Rey-O-NOC from Chicago, Il.  They start out in 1853 and sold the company to True Value Brand (True Value Hardware) in 1962. Rey-O-NOC also made hardware, tools, cutlery, paints and sporting goods.  This waffle iron is very heavy, sold cast iron with a patent date of 1-1908.  Waffle made with both would only be 6 1/2" across.  So when you take your frozen waffles from the freezer and pop them in the toast, remember how they used to be made.  We do have it a lot easier today!


dee begg said...

No popping frozen waffles here. We still make them from scratch albeit using an electric waffle maker. I remember as a young girl using one similar to the round one to make pizzle waffle cookies on the stove each Christmas. Thanks for sharing.


basketsbyrose said...

I still make cookies at Christmas time with my old electric waffle iron. I would love to try pizzle waffle cookies, mine our a butter cinnamon cookie. Fun!