Scarce Near-Mint Antique Griswold Cast Iron Odorless Skillet no. 8 Pat’d 1893


Griswold odorless skillet.

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This is a beauty. It is the first odorless skillet I have had. It was manufactured by the Griswold Mfg. Co. in Erie, PA in the 1890s. These skillets were made for use over old stove cooktops with eyes; apparently the odors were to be drafted down into the stove via the holes on the rim, instead of wafting through the house. The skillet measures 11-1/4″ at the bottom. The cooking surface is about 8-3/4″ in diameter. It is ~1-3/4″ tall.

The skillet is marked on the bottom as shown in the photos: ODORLESS PATD OCT. 17. 1893. There is a raised number 8 on the underside of the pan. The pan sits flat.

The pan is in incredible condition; it has been well cared for. There are two casting bubbles at about 1:00 on the cooking surface near the cooking wall (if 6:00 is the handle). There is some slight variation in the coloration on the bottom; this will even out with additional use and heat.

The skillet has been cleaned to bare iron and heat-seasoned with Crisco vegetable shortening. It is ready for use and display!