This is a beautiful old piece. It was manufactured by the Russell & Erwin Mfg. Co. in New Britain, CT in around 1866, using the Waterman patented pattern from 1859. It is the only R & E pan I have had, and it is one of the oldest ones I have.
This pan is marked on the underside of one of the handles with a raised number 5. The markings on the handles are a bit fuzzy, but much nicer than typically seen on the old R&E and Waterman pans – please see photos. One handle says R&E Mfg Co, and the other says PATENT APRIL 5 1859.
The pan is 7-3/8″ wide, 12-3/8″ long at its longest, and ~1″ tall. The cups are each 2-1/2″ wide and ~4″ long. The casting is quite nice on the pan, with some casting bubbles on the bottom of one of the cups. The pan sits nearly flat, though I can make it rock just a bit when pressing on one corner of the rim of the outer cups. This pan will be a fine cooker!
This piece is clean and has been seasoned with a mixture of Pam and Crisco. It is ready for use and display!