Dating griswold skillets

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The earliest of the cookware was marked ERIE for the Pennsylvania city it was made in.ERIE iron remains among the finest of Griswold’s foundry products.Now that I know better, I use reproductions I’ve bought to show people what not to buy.

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was an American manufacturer of cast iron home products founded in Erie, Pennsylvania, in 1865 that finally closed in 1957. In 1884 Matthew Griswold patented and manufactured a wheeled spittoon.For many years the company had a world-wide reputation for high-quality cast-iron cookware. Over the years that followed the company added products such as kettles, Dutch ovens, roasters, a grid iron and other various pots and pans.The first aluminum cookware was a tea kettle made around 1893.One Griswold item especially difficult to locate is the Erie No.5 skillet, made only in 1907, and with very low production.

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