Made by the Griswold Manufacturing Co in the 1940’s, this No. 8 cast iron chicken pan, or deep skillet, has the distinctive Iron Mountain handle, and the words on the underside “Chicken Pan 8” and the pattern number “1034 B”. It has a matching lid with basting rings, and is marked, with “8” on the exterior, and “1035 A” on the underside. The writing is crisp and clear.
The pan is approx 10-1/2″ in diameter, 15-3/8″ long including the handle, and is 3-1/8″ high. It is suitable for all cooking surfaces.
The exterior of the pan is beautiful. The pitting one frequently sees on the underside of vintage pans is absent, and there are very few dings or scratches.
The interior has a glossy black patina. There is some mild pitting and some average signs of use. The interior walls have some variation in texture. These are all superficial – this is going to be a fantastic cooker!
The lid has some faint casting marks, likely from sands shifting in the mold, and some faint variation in texture on the exterior, but is otherwise gorgeous! Please see the pictures.
This pan has been thoroughly cleaned and seasoned with one coat of Crisco. It is ready for immediate use or display!