This is a pan that is rare and highly sought after by collectors. If you have followed my site for any length of time, you will know that I rarely use the word “rare.” I think this is only the second time (the first being the now-sold Buster Brown waffle iron) that I have designated a piece as “rare.” The Griswold Muffin book refers to this pan as “quite rare and desirable.”
This is the Griswold cast iron small Turk head pan. It has 6 cups, as you can see in the photos. It is marked on the underside GRISWOLD ERIE PA. U.S.A. No 130 634. This is the most coveted of the Griswold Turk head pans. It was manufactured in the 1930’s and 1940’s by the Griswold Mfg. Co. in Erie, PA.
The pan measures 10″ by 5-9/16″. It is in near-mint condition, as you can see. But for some a very small casting burp between two of the cups (which presents as a pockmark), I would have called this a minty pan.
The pan is clean and has been heat-seasoned with a mixture of Crisco vegetable shortening and Pam. It has a beautiful, rich patina. It is ready for use and display.