This lovely Griswold No. 8 cast iron skillet, with large block logo and pattern number 704 A was made by the Griswold Manufacturing Company in Erie, PA between 1930 and 1939.
On the underside it has the lettering “CAST IRON SKILLET 8”, the Griswold logo, “ERIE PA., U.S.A.” and under that the pattern number “704 A”. The lettering is crisp and clear.
This pan is 15 3/8″ long, including the handle, 11 1/5″ wide at the pouring spouts, 2″ tall and the cooking surface is 9″ in diameter. There is a tiny wobble, but in my opinion this pan would be a great cooker on any surface!
There are beautiful grind marks on the interior walls of this pan. The cooking surface has some light signs of use, and a few pinpricks, which are also on the interior walls. The cooking surface is lovely now, but will become even better with additional use. There is a 1/4″ wide indentation on the exterior rim, almost opposite the handle, and a couple of pinpricks on the underside that likely indicate air bubbles during the casting process. Please examine the photos closely.
The No. 8 pan is the most popular size of our pans, and Griswold is our most popular brand, so this will be snapped up quickly!
We have cleaned this pan to bare iron and heat seasoned with Crisco. It is ready for immediate use or display!