Very nice old Crescent Foundry “OZARK” cast iron skillet number 9. Measures 11-1/8″ in diameter and 2-1/4″ tall. The pan is marked on the bottom CRESCENT FD’Y CO. OZARK ST. LOUIS, MO pn 259. The pan has a heat ring and sits flat. There are some light pinpricks around the logo in the center of the bottom; this is likely the result of use over an old coal or wood stove. This old pan has history!
The cooking surface on this pan has light tool marks and signs of use. The cooking surface will only improve with additional use and seasoning; right now it has just the one layer of seasoning which I applied after cleaning.
I cleaned this pan to bare iron and heat-seasoned it with a mixture of coco.onut and canola oils and beeswax. It is ready for use and display!