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
General Category History
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location Hardware Store
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
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.
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.
Date JUN 13,2013
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.