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Collector grade! This one is a bit of a mystery, I’m not sure if this was sprue marked, bottom gated, or side gated. Based on the style, I’d lean towards this being a 1870-1910 piece, and it has marks that look like, a sprue, a side gate, and under a bright light even a bottom gate. Thus I’m basing the age on design and bail material (which says it was made after 1865 to possibly as late as 1920). Really nicely designed and beautifully cast. Spectacular polishing marks, New England style ears, and heat ring. Almost glassy to the touch cooking surface – which isn’t quite perfect due to casting flaws, including pour line where the mold wasn’t perfect and tiny casting voids (almost looks like very superficial pinpoint pitting). Center of the griddle like many that were cast this thin shows a downward bow which could not be polished away. Bottom shows some broad shallow pitting from use over a wood stove. Edges show grind marks where the foundry removed flash, or a side gate. Remarkable for the age.
Marked: Has a raised number 14 about 1/2” high.
13” 3/4 diameter (excluding ears)
Cleaned via lye method, hand buffed and seasoned with 3 layers of non-GMO canola oil
No cracks or chips, and no movement when you rock it from the center. From the edge you can get a tiny bit of movement BUT that’s due to the center of gravity on a piece this wide and this old. There are some imperfections on the edge which you can see look a tiny bit like gate marks but it probably was from being touched up at the factory before it was sent out (see photo). the center also has a bit of a bow, but that’s very common on pieces of this age, or even of this width. This will be a glassy, top flight user after just a handful of uses. This one is an absolute amazing example of an 19th century griddle
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