This distinctive no. 10 cast iron skillet with heat ring was made by the Vollrath Manufacturing Co in Sheboygan, Wisconsin between the 1920’s and 1940’s. The number “10” is imprinted on the upper side of the handle, and on the underside of the pan is “VOLLRATH WARE 10”. The letters on the underside are crisp and clear.
Vollrath’s pans are unique because their logo and numbers are written sideways to the handle, instead of above it.
This pan is 16 7/8″ long, including the handle, 12.5″ wide at the pouring spouts, 2 3/16″ high and the cooking surface is approximately 10 3/8″ in diameter.
This pan sits flat. It will cook wonderfully on any cooking surface!
The cooking surface has a lovely glossy, black patina. There are some faint scratches that are visible in certain light, but they will fill in with additional use and seasoning.
There is some pitting on the edge of the cooking surface / interior wall opposite the handle. There is also a rough patch on the right exterior wall, near the spout. On the left exterior wall there is a smaller rough patch and what appears to be a tool mark It is so faint that it is not visible in the photo of the left exterior wall, but in the interest of being thorough I wanted to point it out. There is a secondary pitting area about the size of a pencil eraser on the interior wall to the left of the handle. Please examine the photos closely.
This pan has been cleaned to bare iron and seasoned with one coat of Crisco vegetable shortening. It is ready for immediate use!