This skillet is pre-1900 which made it was made approximately 120 years ago!!! The piece sits dead flat with no warp, some sulphur pitting on the bottom, no cracks, and a slight upward center bow. Most people love these old "ERIE" skillets because of their super slick cooking surface and ultra lightweight by cast iron standards and this piece completely lives up to the bill.
The cooking surface is slick and and very nice with hardly any utensil marks. It has already been stripped, cleaned, and seasoned, so it will arrive ready to use.You won't be disappointed with this one and you'll be shocked when you get your hands on it and see how light it is. This piece was stripped using a proven two step lye bath/electrolysis tank process. It was then seasoned three times using PAM (canola oil) at 500 degrees.
This piece will arrive ready to display or use. I photograph my cast iron in very bright lighting so it's easy to see what you are getting. I photograph all defects and problems with all of my pieces. The majority of my buyers say my skillets look better in person than what the pictures show.I want you to see exactly what you are getting! I do not oil, mask defects, or otherwise make my skillets extra shiny in pictures just to make them look better. Generally, you can expect the piece to be quite a bit darker when it arrives at your door step. No drill brushes, surface grinders, or sand/media blasting equipment is ever used in my restorations.
Be wary of iron that appears extremely shiny as these pieces could have a problem holding a seasoning in the future. All my iron is carefully packed in custom sized boxes to ensure that it arrives to you in the same condition it left me. Please keep this in mind while you are leaving feedback, as I'm sure you'd rather pay a few extra dollars for a better box and packing materials than have a broken piece of vintage cast iron arrive at your door step! I eat these costs for both my own and your protection. If a piece is a damaged en route, I will do my best to have you a replacement or I will let you know when I do find another.If you have any questions, or would like to see more pictures, please don't hesitate to let me know. The item "Pre-Griswold Cast Iron #12 First Series ERIE Skillet with Heat Ring" is in sale since Sunday, November 20, 2016. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Kitchen & Home\Kitchenware\Cookware\Cast Iron". The seller is "mr_baseball_08" and is located in Cave Springs, Arkansas. This item can be shipped to United States, to Canada, to United Kingdom, DK, RO, SK, BG, CZ, FI, HU, LV, LT, MT, EE, to Australia, GR, PT, CY, SI, to Japan, to China, SE, KR, ID, to Taiwan, TH, to Belgium, to France, to Hong Kong, to Ireland, to Netherlands, PL, to Spain, to Italy, to Germany, to Austria, RU, IL, to Mexico, to New Zealand, SG, to Switzerland, NO, SA, UA, AE, QA, KW, BH, HR, MY, CL, CO, CR, DO, PA, TT, GT, SV, HN, JM, AG, AW, BZ, DM, GD, KN, LC, MS, TC, BB, BD, BM, BN, BO, EC, EG, GF, GG, GI, GP, IS, JE, JO, KH, KY, LI, LK, LU, MC, MO, MQ, MV, NI, OM, PE, PK, PY, RE.