This example is a reproduction of a No.0 toy skillet originally made by the Griswold Manufacturing Company of Erie, Pennsylvania. Authentic examples of this particular little Griswold frying pan are favorites with collectors and for that reason many reproductions of it have steadily shown up on the market over the years. Keep in mind reproductions and fakes hoping to be mistaken for real examples of this toy piece can vary in quality, handle shape, the company markings added to it and also even in the material from which it is made. Some may be made in aluminum, others in glass.
The way the handle of this little skillet is made is wrong. And while the markings may seem to be correct at first glance, they are actually indistinct and not quite 'right.' Just as is true for other types of collectibles, finding a maker's name printed somewhere on an item should not be taken for sufficient proof the item is authentic. Always look for other characteristics. Note how rough the surface of this item is, inside and out, for instance. Even if someone does not have advance knowledge of item specifics, like how the Griswold name should appear on a real example of this toy skillet, extremely low quality casting, like that which is illustrated by this example, can help to easily identify new cast iron copies.
Measures 4 1/2 inches wide and 6 5/8 inches long.
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