Dating griswold cast iron skillet
Miss Etta Moses worked for Griswold for over 50 years.
She was given the job of handling letters asking for advice on using the company's products.
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I was happily using modern Lodge iron and then I bought this #8 and was immediately impressed. David also sells fine old cast iron at very reasonable prices from this site.
This #8 is the pan that got me interested in old cast iron. Smith's website and you can purchase his invaluable books (co-written with Chuck Wafford) directly from the author.
Notice the lack of a heat ring that was seen on the older pieces.
In this illustration, the reproduction is shown on the left and the authentic Griswold “Erie No. The bright orange rust and the smaller size are tell-tale signs of the reproduction, making spotting the genuine “Erie” easy in this pair.
ERIE iron remains among the finest of Griswold’s foundry products.