The Lodge product catalog has changed numerous times in our 121 years of business, but there’s one design element that appears in every single one of them:
the teardrop shape of our cast iron skillet handle.
When we opened our foundry doors for business in 1896, there were several cast iron items in the catalog that you won’t see in it today: shoe lasts, sinks,
clothing irons, tea kettles, waffle makers, grates, and much more. But the teardrop shape of our cast iron skillet handle has remained largely untouched.
The earliest catalog we have, from 1902-3 (printed in French), shows a single cast iron skillet available in four sizes:
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