This is an incredible piece. It was made by the Griswold Manufacturing Co in Erie, PA between 1939-1944.
It features the Griswold small logo on the underside, with “NO 9” above it, and “ERIE PA.” below, along with the pattern, 710 C. The markings are crisp and clear.
The cooking surface is approx 10″ in diameter, and it sits flat.
Pretty much anybody else would call this a minty skillet. The original grinding marks are prominent on the interior walls and visible cooking surface. It has a beautiful, glossy, black patina. There is a small indentation on the cooking surface across from the handle – as if someone poked a pen in the mold.
There are some pinpricks on the underside, likely from air bubbles during the casting process. The number “9” on the handle is a little less defined. These are normal parts of vintage pans – but I point them out to be thorough. Please look at the pictures.
This beautiful piece has been thoroughly cleaned, and heat seasoned with one coat of Crisco.
It is ready for immediate use or display!