Made by the Griswold Manufacturing Co. in Erie, Pennsylvania between 1892 – 1905, this is a No. 7 cast iron ERIE skillet. This pan has some of the later characteristics of ERIE pans, such as a blended reinforcing pad, blended lip and and rounded rib handle, so I would estimate this would have been made closer to the end of the series than the beginning.
This pan is marked on the underside: ” “ERIE” 701 C 7.”
The cooking surface is 8-1/4″ wide, and the pan is 10-1/2″ wide at the pouring spouts. It is sits flat!
The original grinding marks are still prominent on the interior walls. This is unusual in pans over 100 years old!
The cooking surface has a few light signs of use, and variation in color. The underside has some very light pitting, likely from use over an old wood or coal stove. This pan has history!
I have taken lots of pictures, so please click on the magnifying glass to see them in detail.
This beautiful skillet has been thoroughly cleaned, and heat-seasoned with our special mixture of coconut & canola oils, and beeswax, along with a little Crisco.
It is ready for immediate use or display!