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Cook China
Glasgow Pottery - John Moses & Co.

Mercer Pottery

O.P.Co. – Syracuse China

Bloomfield Industries
Corning Glass Works

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Scammell's Trenton China, located in Trenton, N.J., was in business under that name from 1923 to 1954.

Three main patterns have been located by Scammell with flip-top lids. They are dark green stripes, dark red stripes and Blue Willow. Lids were applied by Utilities Specialties, fairly close by in Jersey City.

Like so many bowls, they were made in two sizes: 4 5/8" wide by 3 1/4" high and 5 5/8" wide 3 3/4" high. It is interesting to note that it's not uncommon to find both of the striped bowls missing their lids, yet marked with the Utilities Specialties/Scammell China backstamp.

A new addition is this flip below in the larger size that has a simple Scammell's Trenton China backstamp without the addition of Utilities Specialties as the lid fabricator (the lid is not marked). According to Larry Paul, this pattern with unknown name was used at The Windsor, a Victorian summer hotel in Cape May, N.J. He knows because he dug for shards around its foundation as it was being demolished. However, The Windsor seemed to have used a variety of china patterns so there is no way to say that this flip was used there or that it was an exclusive pattern to the hotel.

Update: Mr. Paul has found that this pattern was used by the Harry M. Stevens Company on Scammell's Trenton China. Stevens was a sports caterer in the Northeast beginning around the turn of the 20th century. By the time the business was purchased by Aramark in 1994, the business had branched out to nine states with 20 venues..

Based on the backstamp, Mr. Paul estimates the date of this flip between the 1920s and 1930s.

Above, a Scammell bowl missing its lid.





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