The Wapak Hollow Ware Company
On July 9, 1903, the Wapak Hollow Ware Company started business in Wapakoneta, Ohio.
Little is known about this company. They are most recognized for their Indian Head skillets.
The company was in business for twenty-three years. They produced a complete line of hollow ware which included the standard items, waffle irons, griddles, skillets, gem pans, irons and the like.
Many collectors feel that most of Wapak’s items were copied from other manufacturers’ patterns. In fact, there are quite a few skillets and kettles with “ghost” markings from other companies, Griswold and Erie seem to be the most common “ghosts”.
According to Country records the Wapak Hollow Ware Company closed its doors in 1926 by going bankrupt.