This lovely Griswold large block logo, No. 8 cast iron skillet was made by the Griswold Manufacturing Co in Erie, PA between 1930 – 1939. On the underside it has “CAST IRON SKILLET 8”, the Griswold large block logo, “ERIE PA., U.S.A.” and the pattern number 704 underneath.
This pan is 15 7/16″ long, including the handle, 11 1/4″ wide at the pouring spouts, 2 1/16″ high and the cooking surface is approx 9″ in diameter.
The writing and logo are crisp and clear. Grind marks are still visible on the walls. The cooking surface is great! There are some very light, superficial signs of use but these are only visible in certain light, and will even out with additional use and seasoning.
There is some light pitting on the handle, and some pinpricks from air bubbles on the underside of the pan. There is also some minor variations in texture, but these are only visible in certain lights. Please examine the photos closely. These are all superficial and will not impact this pan’s ability to be a great cooker!
The pan does not sit entirely flat, there is a small rocking and it can spin. I tested this pan on my raised cooking surface, and noticed only a small inclination for fluids to gather on one side of the pan (near the handle). I would have no hesitation using this on my gas cooktop, however it is not suitable for induction or electric cooktops.
This pan has been cleaned to bare iron and seasoned with one coat of Crisco. It is ready for immediate use or display!