Scarce Excellent R & E Russell & Erwin Antique 8-Cup Oval Shape Cast Iron Gem Pan No. 5 Patent 1859 Over 150 Years Old!


R & E Cast Iron 8-Cup Gem Pan

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Product Description

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!