This is variation 3 of 3 known variations of the Griswold gem pan number 1. This variation is the hardest to find; least common. It was manufactured by the Griswold Mfg. Co. in Erie, PA from the 1880’s – 1920’s. I believe this variation to be on the later side of that range.
The pan has 11 cups. It measures 11-1/2″ x 7-3/4″ and it is 3/4″ tall. It is marked on the bottom with the Griswold slant logo, No 1, ERIE, PA., U.S.A. and the product number, which is 940. There is some unevenness in the coloration of the pan, which I do expect to even out with additional use and seasoning. The casting is not perfectly smooth. There is a wavy line on the bottom of the pan which runs across. This is a casting flaw and not a crack. Please take a look at the photos.
This pan books at $300-$325. It is clean and has been heat-seasoned with a mixture of Crisco vegetable shortening and Pam. It is ready for use and display!