Erie #8 cast iron "spider" skillet. Yes, this is the real thing : Very good restored condition.A very rare "holy grail" item for cast iron collectors everywhere. Measures 11 1/8 inches wide at the spouts and 2 inches tall. Weighs in at only 2 pounds 12 ounces!! Sits flat on a glass surface with no wobble or spinning. The exterior surface is very very good. The spider logo is clear and crisp with very little wear. The interior surface does have some moderate pitting that can be seen in the photos.
It isn't perfect, but also doesn't have the much higher price tag of the more perfect examples out there : Will make a great addition to any collection and will display nicely. Restoring vintage and antique cast iron cookware is my passion.
For me this is a labor of love. The difference between my cast iron and the others out there is the attention to detail. First, I strip it down to the bare iron with my all natural process. Then, I season each piece using a combination of beeswax and natural oils.Seasoning takes one hour at a time in a 450 degree oven and is repeated as many times as it takes to achieve that nice glossy coating. The entire process takes about a week to complete. This is a professional restoration done right from start to finish and I would put my cast iron up against any you can find online or anywhere else. Thank you for considering a product from Cast Iron Archaeology! Some as old as 120 plus years. And they have seen much use. They will have utensil marks and small scrapes and nicks. We try to point out any significant abnormalities or damage in our listings. When it is stated that the skillet is flat, it means that there is no bow, wobble or spin. It is very rare that a vintage cast iron skillet will have absolutely no movement on a glass surface. Most were not perfect coming out of the foundry. There will likely be some small amount of movement on a flat surface. If the skillet is absolutely perfect I will definitely point that out.
The item "RARE Erie #8 Spider Cast Iron Skillet Restored" is in sale since Saturday, May 22, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Kitchen & Home\Cookware\Other Collectible Cookware". The seller is "castironarchaeology" and is located in Liberty Lake, Washington. This item can be shipped worldwide.