pan, corn-bread


Cast iron muffin pan comprised of two rows of six molds, in the shape of small half-cylinders. Two small handles, one on each of the shorter sides, one with a circular hanging hole and one cast with the manufacturer’s name, debossed: “GRISWOLD”; the underside is also cast, debossed: “NO 11/GRISWOLD ERIE PA.,/U.S.A.,/950/A”; white paint or residue spot on one side.

Maker is the Griswold Manufacturing Company, founded in 1865 by Matthew Griswold and Samuel Seldon in Erie, Pennsylvania. The company was considered a pioneer in the cast iron cookware industry for its “extra finish iron hollow ware” and choice not to use prison labor for its manufacture. In 1955 McGraw Edison Incorporated acquired the company, and two years later sold Griswold to the Randall Company of Cincinnati. The company would eventually become a part of the General Housewares Corporation.

Date Made: c. 1923-1930s

Maker: Griswold Manufacturing Co.

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Pennsylvania, EriePlace Used: United States: District of Columbia, Washington

Subject: Household Tools and Equipmentkitchen


See more items in: Home and Community Life: Domestic Life, Food


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Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. John H. Murray (Anne W. Murray)

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1990.0503.04Catalog Number: 1990.0503.04Accession Number: 1990.0503

Object Name: pan, corn-bread

Physical Description: cast iron (overall material)Measurements: overall: 7/8 in x 12 7/8 in x 6 1/4 in; 2.2225 cm x 32.7025 cm x 15.875 cm


Record Id: nmah_1065188

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