This is a beautiful set in two very versatile sizes: 8 and 6. This would be a great “starter” set. Both skillets were manufactured by the Griswold Mfg. Co. in Erie, PA between 1939 and 1944. Both are marked on the bottom No. X, the small Griswold logo, ERIE PA., and the pattern number. Both sit flat.
No. 8: pn 704 H. 10-7/16″ in diameter, and 2-1/4″ tall. Small number 8 incised on the underside of the handle where it meets the skillet. Casting is beautiful; patina is a rich glossy black. Very few tool marks and signs of use. Please examine the photos; that is the best illustration of the condition of the pieces.
No. 6: pn 699 K. 9-1/16″ in diameter, and 2″ tall. Small number 11 incised on the underside of the handle where it meets the skillet Casting is lovely. There are some tool marks on the bottom where someone apparently took a wire wheel or other mechanical tool to the pan (likely in a misguided effort to clean the pan). They are of no import, but I want you to notice them. Light signs of use to the cooking surface. A few small casting bubbles on the bottom of pan but nothing of significance.again, please examine the photos.
I cleaned both pans to bare iron and heat-seasoned them with a mixture of coconut and canola oils and beeswax. The pans are ready for use and display!