Exceptionally rare 1873 cast iron pancake maker, griddle. Makes 4 griddle cakes or flapjacks at a time. Unusual mechanized skillet; you can make 4 cakes at a time, flip them to cook on the flat side and start 4 more cakes while they cook on the other side. Truly an amazing piece and may be a sample. I can't make out the name of the company but can make out the date of 1873 and N.Y. (I think( Fits over two elements of modern day electric stoves. Tried it on my daughter gas burner and it fits over two elements as well. It gets hot so must be handled with care when being used. I also think I see Cookstown, ONT - hard to make out. There is a photo and maybe you will have better luck.
CONDITION: Is Excellent and has been organically seasoned using organic olive oil It is a very dark gray / black. A few photos make it look lighter but its not. There are no cracks, breaks or repairs. One of the four sections has pitting which will not affect the quality of your pancakes, and adds some unique interest. The griddle section is not smooth but again will not affect quality. You may wish to give it a good clean and another seasoning once in your kitchen.
SIZE: Very large, measuring 21 inches long and 11 inches deep. Each of the four round sections is 3 6/8 in diameter.
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