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Darn-Near-Mint Griswold Large Block Logo EPU no. 3 Cast Iron Skillet, pn 709 A


Griswold #3 large block logo EPU skillet.

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Product Description

Gorgeous Griswold cast iron skillet no. 3 with large block logo. This pan was manufactured by the Griswold Manufacturing Company in Erie, PA between 1930 and 1939.

The skillet measures 6-1/2″ in diameter and it is 1-3/8″ tall. It has a very slight movement when pressing along the upper rim, which ceases upon slipping a folded piece of card stock between the skillet and cooktop (see my blog post on skillet movement here). In my opinion, this pan will work great on any cooktop, but of course the decision is yours.

The pan is marked on the bottom CAST IRON SKILLET 3, the Griswold large block logo, ERIE PA. U.S.A., and the pn which is 709 A. The lettering is crisp and clear. The casting on the bottom is particularly nice. There is an oval dot on the underside of the handle.

The cooking surface is a rich glossy black. There is one pockmark at about 10:00 on the cooking surface where it meets the inner wall (see photos for detail). But for that, I would have called this a minty pan. It is quite lovely.

The pan has been cleaned to bare iron and heat-seasoned with one coat of Crisco vegetable shortening. It is ready for use and display.