Smooth cooking surface with a few flea bites as seen in photo. Very light cast iron similar to what you would find in the Erie pans. Skillet was manufactured in the late 1800s. Skillets marked "Marietta" are scarce, particularly the larger sizes No. The name "Marietta" was created when two men developing side by side towns agreed to merge the towns together and created a new name by combining the names of their wives, Mary and Henrietta.