This Unmarked Vollrath #8 measures 10.5" in diameter. Produced in the 1930s & 1940s. Vollrath's factory was in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. #Midswestdoesitbest This pan has a beautiful cooking surface and a heat ring. It is very light weight, about 4lbs. It does have some pitting on the back- but that just makes it cool, because it was caused by sulfur from cooking over the old wood burning stoves. It was used, and loved!
What do you mean unmarked? Well back in the day, cast iron companies wanted to up the sales volume. One of the ways they tried to do that was by offering the skillets without their name brand mark on it, in common hardware and general stores for a lower price. The pieces with their name brand marks on it were sold in high end stores like Macy's.
Kind of an interesting story from history. These pans are the same high quality as the ones sold in the high end stores- just no name brand Vollrath stamp on the back. But the reason I like Vollrath the best is because of their logo & number placement. You may have noticed that most skillets have the brand in the center, or at the 12 o'clock position. Not Vollrath. They would place it on its side, at the 3 o'clock position. Pretty neat!
Fully seasoned with flaxseed oil and ready for use!