This pan was manufactured by the Griswold Mfg. Co. in Erie, PA in the 1900s and 1910s. There are only two known variations; this is variation 1.
The pan measures 13-7/8″ long x 7-5/8″ wide. It has 6 slots for bread rolls. According to the Griswold Muffin Book, (c) 1997 p. 93, “the No. 24 pan is an early 6 cup bread pan. It is a rare pan and is difficult to obtain. The No 24 Bread Pan, with what appear to be very thin walls, is one of the most fragile pans made by Griswold.” The book value of this variation is $1000 to $1200. This is the only one of these pans I have ever had.
The Griswold name is not on the pan; it is marked on the bottom only with the pattern number, which is 959. It is in spectacular, clean condition. It has been heat-seasoned with one coat of Crisco vegetable shortening. Please examine the photos.
This pan will come insured and well-packed to preserve the integrity of this old and very valuable piece of American history.
Photos: S.Lamb Photography