Western Importing Heart-shaped Rosette Waffle Iron

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Western Importing Heart-shaped Rosette Waffle Iron

Postby pgwilli » Wed Aug 08, 2007 12:11 am

Any CI experts know anything about this one?
Some how I bought one..... :NC



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Postby Kevin A » Wed Aug 08, 2007 12:27 am

Paul, my guess is that either Griswold made it or the copied the Alfred Andresen (Griswold)
Here's the pics of my Alfred Andresen, looks very similar to your's.
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Postby pgwilli » Wed Aug 08, 2007 12:55 am

Thanks Kev,
I'll get better pictures when it shows up.
Your A. Andresen looks pristine...Did it look that way when you got it?
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Postby sdtripper2 » Wed Aug 08, 2007 1:09 am

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Here is another picture of the Andresen Waffle Iron.
Virtually Identical to the manufacturer of yours Paul and spot on for Kevin's.

Not much data on the foundry:Western Importing Company

Your iron was made here:
Western Importing Company
Mineapolis & New York & Montreal
Waffle irons, Rosette Irons

Another address:
Western Importing Company
8650 Rosewood Ln
Indianapolis, IN 46240
Tel: (317) 635-9258
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Postby rainjer » Wed Aug 08, 2007 1:45 am

Very cool Paul. :applause: Did you get it on ebay?
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Postby halfdome, Danny » Wed Aug 08, 2007 7:26 am

Kevin A wrote:Paul, my guess is that either Griswold made it or the copied the Alfred Andresen (Griswold)
Here's the pics of my Alfred Andresen, looks very similar to your's.
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You 2 guys need some wood handles turned for those two irons? Let me know the size you need but you'll need to wail for sometime in September when I'm hoping the doctor will let me work again. No charge :D Danny
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Postby Kevin A » Wed Aug 08, 2007 8:39 am

Danny,
I'll take you up on that, I'll get back to you on it after the trip to Tulsa. :thumbsup:
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Postby halfdome, Danny » Wed Aug 08, 2007 9:36 am

Kevin A wrote:Danny,
I'll take you up on that, I'll get back to you on it after the trip to Tulsa. :thumbsup:

Kevin, If your not concerned on keeping it authentic I could shape the end of the handles in a teardrop shape 8) Danny
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Postby Eunice » Wed Aug 08, 2007 9:48 am

cant wait until the next gathering that I can attend, there are going to be waffles waffles and more waffles!!!!!!!!!
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Postby Miriam C. » Wed Aug 08, 2007 10:53 am

halfdome, Danny wrote:
Kevin A wrote:Danny,
I'll take you up on that, I'll get back to you on it after the trip to Tulsa. :thumbsup:

Kevin, If your not concerned on keeping it authentic I could shape the end of the handles in a teardrop shape 8) Danny


:applause: OH Danny makes wonderful Teardrop shapes in wood. Absolutely beautiful.
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Postby Dean in Eureka, CA » Wed Aug 08, 2007 1:30 pm

Don't quote me on this but I seem to remember reading somewhere that Alfred Andresen & Company's earlier name was Western Importing or visa versa...
I also think Griswold made both of those irons...
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Postby pgwilli » Wed Aug 08, 2007 4:36 pm

Wow lots of info...thanks guys.

Jeremy - I bought it from an online antiques dealer for $60 when I couldn't figure out the e-bay thing. It came today and will need a serious cleaning to look anything like Kevin's, but it's not warped and there is no damage other than to the handles.

Danny - YES PLEASE! That would be fantastic. I'll get back with you with dimensions when I get it cleaned up and I would love for you to use your imagination. In all likelyhood, the one handle I got isn't original either.

Steve - As usual a wealth of information! Thanks for the foundry list on the other thread. It will help others make the choice easier knowing the location and possible dates of manufacture.

Well As Norma said "I have a lot of cleaning to do"... :D
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