This is a gorgeous, minty pan that will be a wonderful addition to any collection for years to come.
The pan has “NO. 8” written on the underside, the Griswold small logo and “ERIE PA.” underneath, and the pattern number “704 I” under that. The writing is crisp and clear. The pan sits flat, and is suitable for all cooktops.
Made by the Griswold Manufacturing Company in Erie, Pennsylvania between 1944-1957, this pan has prominent grind marks on both the cooking surface and the interior walls. I see little, if any, signs of use. The cooking surface has a beautiful, glossy patina. The casting is lovely.
This skillet is 15 1/8″ long, including the handle. It is 11 1/4″ wide at the pouring spouts and 2 1/16″ high. The cooking surface is approx 9″ in diameter.
As with all pans, there are some small pinpricks and indentations that are likely caused by air bubbles during the casting process. These are superficial and I point them out to be thorough with those who may not be familiar with vintage cast iron pans.
This pan has been thoroughly cleaned and seasoned with one coat of Crisco. It is ready for immediate use or display!