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.
No one knows which foundry really made these skillets, but they are widely believed to have been made in western NY or PA, as that seems to be the area where they are most commonly found. They are heavy, and have a heavy (large dimple) hammered pattern in the iron compared to those made by Griswold, Wagner, Lodge or Chicago Hardware. Certainly vintage going back until at least the 1950s from what we can tell.
This is a pretty typical piece from this foundry – very nice but has some highly visible pouring flaws, but those only make this a bit more interesting. Uneven cooking surface with areas that are smoother and areas that are more pebbled. There are some very minor voids on the cooking surface but those will fill in with use. Very thin handle
Marked: “3” on the top of the handle. A pair of dimples on the underside of the handle is the only other marking.
Cleaned via lye method, hand buffed and seasoned with 3 layers of non-GMO canola oil.
No cracks, chips. Wobbles when tested on a sheet of glass. Cooking surface is decent and uneven with some better polished areas and some pebbled areas when touched. Will cook very well and improve with use.
As always we are happy to take back pieces if you are not 100% satisfied. (Please see return policy)