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Object ID 000800

Object Name Griswold Cast Iron Skillet no. 10

Object Desc Cast Iron Skillet with handle, number 10. Manufactured by Griswold. Color is a metalic dark grey.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY000727

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Cookware


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Hardware Store

Object Date

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords cast iron,skillets,Griswold Manufacturing Co.,cookware,frying pans,cooking,

Title Griswold Cast Iron Skillet no. 10

Description Cast Iron Skillet with handle, number 10, metalic grey coloration, manufactured by Griswold. Exterior color is darker though. Engraved on bottom portion in capital letters is "Cast Iron Skillet 10", then in the center a large size logo with the word "Griswold" within a cross sign with a double-lined circle around that. Below the logo, "Erie PA, U.S.A." and "716 C" directly below. On the handle, "10" is engraved. There are two side pourers. No lid.


Approx Collection Date

Height 2.25

Length 0

Width 0

Depth 0

Diameter 10

Circumference 34

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details Diameter above refers to bottom of skillet. Diameter of the opening is 11.5 inches. From one extremity of the opening to the end of the handle is is 16.5 inches.

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Griswold Manufacturing Co.

Maker Details Erie, PA. In 1865, two Erie families associated by marriage, began the company by manufacturing door hinges. The Selden and Griswold union paved the way for The Griswold Manufacturing Company of Erie, Pennsylvania, recognized world wide as producers of fine cast iron products, especially cookware.The company was in trouble by the 1940's and in 1957 the doors of GMC closed. While most GMC cookware is a desired collectible, almost all collectors avoid the small Griswold logo era because the former quality and casting isn't there for the most part.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY727



Date JUN 13,2013

Summary Good

Assessor Samanta Pugh

Notes Inside the skillet, there are scratches concentrated particularly on the bottom, as well as some rust on bottom and on sides of the interior. There are two cracks coming from the handle down to the side portion of the pan. Exterior portion also presents scratches on surface on the sides and bottom as well. Some rusting is also prresent mainly around the opening rim. Exterior shows that the black coloration has come off, signs of that are seen particularly near and on the bottom. Very little rusting on handle and some paint-like mark of cream color.


Date JUN 13,2013

Summary Status change

Notes Status changed to On Exhibit from On Exhibit - automatic entry by admin

Date JUN 13,2013

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Hardware Store from Hardware Store - automatic entry by admin