This is an interesting piece.
It was made by the Griswold Manufacturing Co in Erie, Pennsylvania. I believe it was likely made around 1909-1920 and is in incredible condition for being over 100 years old.
It features the single hole handle, which is hard to find on Griswold griddles, the Griswold slant logo on the underside, along with the number 7 above the logo, and the pattern number “737” below it.
The cooking surface is 7-3/4″ in diameter. It has a small amount of movement when I press firmly on the rims – about a dime’s worth. You can read more about pan movement on my blog here.
This appears to be a transition piece. The slant logo and pattern however are similar to another line Griswold produced between 1909-1920, however that line had a reinforced ring on the underside, and the pattern number was placed above the logo rather than below.
Whomever adopts this griddle will have a unique and interesting piece!
The cooking surface is something special! The original grinding marks are prominent, which is unusual for a pan of this age. There are some very light areas of textural variation, and a couple of pinpricks, likely from air bubbles during the casting process. The hole in the handle appears to have a small nick in it, and there are a couple of indentations on the underside.
Griddles of this age usually have pitting on the underside – this pan does not – a testament to how little use it has had.
I have taken lots of pictures so please click on the magnifying glass to view them in detail.
This amazing griddle has been thoroughly cleaned, and heat-seasoned with one coat of our special mixture of coconut and canola oils, and beeswax.
It is ready for immediate use, or showing off!