This is a rare and hard to find pan! Made by the Griswold Manufacturing Company in Erie, Pennsylvania between 1906-1912 this No. 11 cast iron skillet is a beautiful antique.
This pan features the Griswold slant logo with the number “11” above it, and the word “ERIE” below, as well as the pattern, 717.
What’s really cool is that you can see the “ghost” of a previous pan mold on the underside. In certain lights you can see the ‘SWOLD’ of “GRISWOLD’s” at the top of the pan (underneath the “11”), and a ghost “11” underneath the pattern.
It is 13-1/4″ wide at the pouring spouts and 17-1/8″ long, including the handle.
This pan is in wonderful condition given it’s over 100 years old! The original grinding marks are still visible on the interior walls and the cooking surface has some light signs of use. Please examine the photos closely by clicking the magnifying glass.
There is very slight movement, as is more common in larger pans, about a dime’s worth. This pan is suitable for all cooking surfaces, however if you want to read more, we have a blog article on pan movement here.
This pan is going to be a fantastic cooker. It has been seasoned with one coat of our special mixture of coconut & canola oils, and beeswax and is ready for immediate use or display!