Iron Mountain was Pan Handler founder Mary’s favorite brand to cook with, and their pans had a permanent home on her stove.
This Iron Mountain Dutch Oven with Lid was made by the Griswold Manufacturing Co in Erie, Pennsylvania in the 1940’s. It has the pattern number of 1036, with the matching lid pattern number of 1037. It has a heat ring, bailed handle, and an assist. There is no Griswold logo, but the slanted pattern number is the distinctive indicator of an Iron Mountain pan.
The dutch oven is 10-1/4″ in diameter (without handles), 12-1/8″ in diameter with the handles, and 4″ tall.
The lid is in excellent condition, and the cooking surface is lovely. There are some pinpricks both on the cooking surface and the underside of the dutch oven, likely caused by air bubbles during the casting process. There are also some small areas of roughness in the casting near the rim, mostly on either side of the assist handle. This is cosmetic only and will not impact the ability for this pan to be a great cooker!
I took lots of photos, so please click on the magnifying glass to look at them in greater detail.
This dutch oven was thoroughly cleaned and seasoned with one coat of Crisco. It is ready for immediate use!