This is a wonderful old pre-Griswold Erie skillet in size 11. This one has the best seasoning on it from 10 years of use in my kitchen.Actual kitchen seasoning is much more durable and rust resistant than several cycles of oil and 450 degrees in the oven. This is identified as pre-Griswold, because this is before the Griswold Manufacturing Company actually used their company name on their products.
Erie cast iron skillets were the best of the era. These skillets were produced in 6 primary variations between the 1880s to about 1907. This particular skillet pattern 718 is from the 3rd Series before the Griswold marks were introduced, and was cast in only a couple of years, between from about 1892 to 1905. This skillet was completely cleaned to bare iron and de-rusted by electrolysis before becoming my go-to skillet.
The cooking surface has some light utensil scores and a few patches of etching from corrosion. Surface is still somewhat smooth to the touch.
Ten sheets of printer paper stops movement on a granite surface. No chips, cracks or repairs and does not spin. Test for flatness of item. With the item resting on a polished granite surface, press down all along the top rim of the item searching for movement. If movement is found, slip pieces of printer paper under one edge of the until pot stops moving.This items were photographed in very bright light to highlight fine details. Under these lighting conditions, item will take on a brown color. Items are much darker under normal light. Photos are part of the items description. Please use them for a more clear understanding of items overall condition.
If you have any questions, please let me know. The item "Vintage Pre-Griswold ERIE No 11 (718) Cast Iron Skillet Seasoned Condition" is in sale since Wednesday, October 13, 2021.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Kitchen & Home\Cookware\Other Collectible Cookware". The seller is "emahge" and is located in Grass Valley, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.