Dating griswold skillets
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.
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.