This is a classic 111+ year old Griswold No 9 slant logo with heat ring in excellent restored condition, manufactured sometime between 1905 and 1912. The cooking surface has light utensil scores and patches of fine etching from corrosion. These are undetectable as you glide you fingers over a near glass smooth surface. The handle has been slightly modified by a previous owner (see photos). This modification has no effect on the skillets performance but only raises questions of its intended use.
Four sheets of printer paper slipped under the bottom edge stops movement on a polished granite surface. No chips, cracks or repairs. Test for flatness of skillet. With the skillet resting on a polished granite surface, press down all along the top rim searching for movement. If movement is found, slip pieces of printer paper under one edge of the until pot stops moving.Item was stripped down to bare metal using collector approved lye bath and electrolysis treatments. This process ensures the removal all residue from previous use making it safe to use once more. Item is lightly seasoned with one round of Crisco at 450 for 1 hours. This item was photographed in very bright light to highlight fine details. Under these lighting conditions, item may take on a brown color. Items are much darker under normal light. Photos are part of the item's description. Please use them for a clearer understanding of items overall condition.
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