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This is a weird one – I’ve only seen two others like it in terms of handle design – and I wonder if this one walked out of the Griswold foundry as a personal piece of one of the employees due to the unique variations. This is a Griswold deep skillet also called by many a chicken fryer with the Griswold small logo (Pattern number 777) made between 1944-1957. The big variation here is a 1/2” wide band that was added across the top of the handle. This does not relate to any mold repair but appears to be totally decorative as a marking of some sort. This is definitely not a recast as the size is identical to the same finished piece. Interestingly the piece was not stone polished as would have been the last step in finishing (aside from coating it of course), but we’ve seen that before and it again suggests it was removed from the factory prior to finishing. As that was done the finish is somewhat cruder, with more texture and flaws that would have been polished away in the last step. That said it’s very usable and very unique. definitely a conversation piece for anyone who collects Griswold.
Marked: “No. 8” followed by the Griswold small trademark, then “Erie, PA 777 B”
Roughly 10” 1/2 diameter, handle 4” 5/8
Stripped to bare iron via electrolysis, hand buffed and seasoned with 3 layers of non-GMO canola oil.
No cracks, chips, bow, or wobble – sits dead flat when tested on a sheet of glass. Cooking surface is rough but good showing some minor tool marks and casting flaws.
As always we are happy to take back pieces if you are not 100% satisfied. (Please see return policy)