We love dutch ovens! Soups, stews, casseroles, hot dish, chilli, stock… from searing and simmering on your stove, straight into the oven.
This particular dutch oven was made by the Griswold Manufacturing Co in Erie, Pennsylvania between the 1920’s and 1950’s. It features the Griswold large block logo, with “THE GRISWOLD MFG. CO. CAST IRON TITE-TOP DUTCH OVEN 9” above, and “ERIE PA., U. S. A. PAT’D. MAR. 16 20 .” below, along with the pattern number, 834 C.
The lid is marked “GRISWOLD NO 9 TITE-TOP DUTCH OVEN” on the top, and on the underside is the large block logo, with “PATENTED FEB. 10. 1920.” above, and “ERIE PA., U. S. A.” below, as well as the pattern number 2552.
The interior walls of the dutch oven are beautiful, with the original grinding marks still visible. The cooking surface has signs of use such as visible pitting and there is some variation in texture on the exterior walls. This is superficial only, and won’t stop this from being a great cooker!
The underside of the lid also shows some signs of use with variations in texture. I have taken lots of pictures, so please click on the magnifying glass to see them in detail.
The pan is 4-1/2″ high, excluding the lid, and 11″ wide, excluding the handles.
This pan does not sit flat – there is noticeable movement, and as such it is only suitable for raised cooking surfaces such as gas burners, or – of course – the oven, and the campfire! I have reduce the price to take this into account.
This dutch oven has been thoroughly cleaned, and heat seasoned with one coat of Crisco. It is ready for immediate use or display!