Made by the Griswold Manufacturing Co in Erie, Pennsylvania between 1909 – 1929, this no. 8 cast iron skillet features the Griswold slant logo on the underside, with “CAST IRON SKILLET 8” above it, and “ERIE PA., U.S.A.,” below, along with pattern number “704 E”. It also features an inset heat ring.
It is approx 15-1/2″ long, including the handle, and 11-1/2″ across the pouring spouts. It is suitable for all cooktops!
The original grinding marks are prominent on the interior walls, and visible on the cooking surface. It is quite unusual to see these on a pan of this age! There are some very light signs of use on the cooking surface.
The underside has what appears to be a 1″ wide casting flaw across the middle. You can feel a small bump if you move your finger over it. This does not impact the stability of the pan, as it still rests on the heat ring. This won’t impact the cooking ability of the pan, it will still sear your steaks beautifully! Just remember to preheat it.
There is a small indentation on the outside of the heat ring, above the word “SKILLET’ and some very light pitting on the underside as well. Please see the pictures
This wonderful pan has been thoroughly cleaned, and seasoned with one coat of Crisco. It is ready for immediate use or display!