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Object ID 000801

Object Name Griswold Cast Iron Skillet no. 8

Object Desc Cast Iron Skillet with handle, number 8. Manufactured by Griswold. Black.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY000728

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

Title Griswold Cast Iron Skillet no. 8

Description Cast Iron Skillet with handle, number 8, black color. Interior color is lighter though. Manufactured by Griswold. . Engraved on bottom portion in capital letters is "Cast Iron Skillet 8", 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 "704 V" directly below. On the handle, "8" is engraved. There are two side pourers. No lid.


Approx Collection Date

Height 2

Length 0

Width 0

Depth 0

Diameter 9

Circumference 31

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details Diameter is for bottom portion. Diameter of opening is 10.5 inches. From one extremity of opening part to the end of handle is 15.25 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 CMY728



Date JUN 13,2013

Summary Fair

Assessor Samanta Pugh

Notes Interior presents some discoloration revealing a darker grey tone. A significant amount of rust mainly on the bottom of interior. On the exterior, there are scrtaches on sides and bottom portions. Exterior also presents some rust, a good amount concentrated on the bottom. Scratches on exterior also concentrade on the bottom. Handle also has some rust.