Please note all pictures on our site are of the actual piece you will receive, not a stock photo of a similar piece. Additionally all our pieces unless marked otherwise are fully restored and seasoned. Just wash them and start cooking.
Somewhere about 1860 bailed griddles, which differ from hanging griddles, came into fashion. The bails were more for storage than for cooking, but this one has a bail meant for lifting out of a stove eye and features a squared top bail instead of a rounded one. As it is a wire bail, rather than a blacksmith made one it does date after 1864 when wire bails became available. Bottom gated, with New England style ears, with a well defined 1/2” wide ring and a bottom designed to fit perfectly into a 10” stove eye so that the griddle would sit flush on the top of the stove. Sits on it’s gate mark so it will wobble on glass. some sulfur pitting, on the bottom and casting flaws on the cooking surface.
Cleaned via lye method, hand buffed and seasoned with 3 layers of non-GMO canola oil.
No cracks, chips. Sits on it’s gate mark and not designed to sit flat, but will do so inside a stove eye. Cooking surface leans towards the primitive but would have been considered great back when it was made. You can see casting flaws and age. Will improve greatly with use.
As always we are happy to take back pieces if you are not 100% satisfied. (Please see return policy)