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Re: Commercial Crests and Logos

Postby dognose » Mon Sep 03, 2018 4:20 am

Commercial style engraving designs by Berndorf, Arthur Krupp:

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These designs are from 1893.

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Re: Commercial Crests and Logos

Postby Traintime » Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:33 pm

U.P.R.R. (Union Pacific Rail Road)

Unusual Manning, Bowman & Co. handled dome [fitted to early century O.S.L. (Oregon Short Line) bottom-marked 1847 Rogers tray] with inside markings for Union Pacific. MB&Co. had come under the control of Meriden Britannia Company (c.1872) and International Silver was a majority stockholder (1898-on). International is known to have supplied the Harriman System lines (ref. company history "Century of Silver"). MB&Co. may have recieved some parts of the orders. The serif lettering is reflected in the background of a hand-restored metal panel from a station in Eastern Oregon (supplied by a retired Southern Pacific engineer who had previously held many of the intact panels but kept this "folk art" one).

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Re: Commercial Crests and Logos

Postby Traintime » Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:31 pm

Liquid Carbonic Corporation (aka Liquid Carbonic Company) Chicago & branches.

Prolific designers, builders, outfitters, and suppliers of classic soda fountains from 1880's-on. Had Wm. A. Rogers Pat. May 2, 1899 Lenora (aka Leonora) pattern backstamped with company logo of elongated diamond surrounding word mark "The Liquid". A variety of marked pieces including ladles are known to exist.

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Re: Commercial Crests and Logos

Postby Traintime » Sat Oct 06, 2018 1:27 pm

Holland House Hotel 5th Avenue New York City 1891-1920:

Tracing its' roots to famous Chicago restaurateur's Herbert M. Kinsley (*) and son-in-law Gustav Baumann, this once most fashionable of Manhattan hotels closed the doors shortly after the start of Prohibition and was then converted to an office building which survives as lofts. (A Childs' Restaurant location would occupy the ground floor.) Two Gorham place spoons carry the date (stamped) for 1891 which would correspond to the original service (opening was in December of that year).
* Among his other accomplishments, Kinsley is reported to have operated the first (?) Pullman dining car on the Chicago & Northwestern Railway. Kinsley died in 1894.

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Re: Commercial Crests and Logos

Postby Traintime » Fri Oct 19, 2018 4:01 pm

The Village Green Cottage Grove Oregon

Constructed by the Woodard timber family in 1959 as The Village Green Motor Hotel. Situated east of the city center on the northside of the Knox Hill neighborhood, this mid-century destination was the answer to the opening of Interstate 5 along the urban edge away from the old Interstate 99/Pacific Highway corridor. Designed by mid-western architect Percy Dwight Bentley (30 Jan. 1885-02 Feb. 1968) whose early influences were Frank Lloyd Wright and Louis Sullivan. Bentley arrived in Eugene Oregon in 1939 and continued to practice to 1961. It was located near the terminal station of the Oregon Pacific & Eastern (O.P.&E.) railroad which ran a steam powered excursion train called "The Goose" into the late 1980's. [The film Stand By Me was partially made on this line, as well as Buster Keaton's 1926 production of The General.] With a decline in the 1990's, The Village Green was sold to be re-established as a "Resort" with a 14-acre gardens. Still extant.

This small gravy boat by International Silver has had an attempt to destroy the original markings, possibly by aftermarket dealers re-using old wares. The date code of two digits in a square can still be louped at an angle to read 80 for the year 1980. The name logo appears as script letters on the base with no further side ornamentations or topmarked designs.

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Re: Commercial Crests and Logos

Postby dognose » Mon Oct 22, 2018 2:15 pm

Engraving designs by Christofle:

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These designs are from 1862.

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Re: Commercial Crests and Logos

Postby dognose » Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:51 am

ARTCRAFT PICTURES CORPORATION



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Maker: Y S C - A1 - EPNS
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Artcraft Pictures Corporation were a short-lived silent screen film distribution company working from 1916 to around 1920. Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, William S. Hart, Lillian Gish, D.W. Griffith, King Vidor, and Cecil B. DeMille were just some of the famous names of early cinema that were connected to this company.

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Artcraft Pictures Corporation - New York - 1917

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Artcraft Pictures Corporation - New York - 1917

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Artcraft Pictures Corporation - New York - 1917

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Re: Commercial Crests and Logos

Postby Traintime » Sat Dec 15, 2018 3:18 pm

Added ref.-slight variation of unidentified "YSC EPNS" mark (photo group 3, lower right):
http://www.silvercollection.it/electrop ... rUNI4.html

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Re: Commercial Crests and Logos

Postby Traintime » Sat Dec 15, 2018 3:30 pm

UNITED STATES COAST GUARD (U.S.C.G.) by International Silver Company

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Re: Commercial Crests and Logos

Postby dognose » Mon Dec 24, 2018 4:19 am

Commercial style engraving designs by Walker & Hall:

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Re: Commercial Crests and Logos

Postby dognose » Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:38 pm

Some logos from hotel-style chinaware that may be an aid to identifying, worn or badly stuck, engraved commercial crests applied to hotel-type silverware:

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Hotel Astor - New York City

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Atlantic Coast Line Railroad System

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Automobile Club - Buffalo, N.Y.

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Hotel Baltimore - Kansas City, Mo.

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Blackstone Hotel - Omaha, Nebr.

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Blackstone Hotel - Chicago

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Hotel Book-Cadillac - Detroit

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Erie Railroad System

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Hotel Floridian - Miami Beach

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Friedner's - Far Rockaway, N.Y.

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Hotel George Washington - Washington, Pa.

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Habana Yacht Club - Havana, Cuba

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Hotel Roosevelt - New York City

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Hotel Roosevelt - New Orleans

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Hotel King Cole - Miami Beach

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Manatee River Hotel - Bradenton, Fla.

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Morrison Cafeteria Chain

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Pennsylvania Railroad System

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Hotel Vendome - Boston, Mass.

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Vinoy Park Hotel - St. Petersburg, Fla.

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Woolworth's Stores Restaurants


Some of the above images are not the best, but hopefully they provide some clues.

These designs are taken from the Albert Pick & Co. catalogue of 1926.

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Re: Commercial Crests and Logos

Postby Traintime » Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:01 am

Wagons-Lits (Modernized-late) by Edouard Deetjen Strasbourg, Free French Republic:

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Snuck in that vintage ruler..hee,hee.

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Re: Commercial Crests and Logos

Postby Traintime » Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:32 am

Canadian Pacific Railway ("CP.R") by Messrs. Elkington & Company, U.K.:

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Another vintage ruler with 2 digit phone number!

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Re: Commercial Crests and Logos

Postby Traintime » Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:10 am

Hotels Statler by Reed & Barton

Conrad Hilton may have put the "CH" in chain, but it was Ellworth M. Statler who first added the "S" to Hotels. At a time when big houses of hospitality were generally run on an individual basis, Statler's introduction of common standards & universal supply led to the first true system in large lodgings (hotels in rail chains like Pacific Hotel Company accomodated fewer guests) and revolutionized the entire industry. Obviously based on the 1910 Holsworthy Pattern, this Reed & Barton design has enough differences that it should be distinctively recognized as the "Hotels Statler" pattern.

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Re: Commercial Crests and Logos

Postby Traintime » Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:21 am

Southern Pacific Company of Kentucky (1885-1947), acting as a holding corporation for a variety of railroads operating as Southern Pacific of "State Name", Central Pacific of "State Name", Oregon & California Railroad, etc., in addition to steamship lines and other business ventures. [Pacific Electric Railway, though controlled outright, was always operated under it's own identity.] Rail operations were ultimately run under the unified name Southern Pacific Lines, and were briefly held (c.1901-12) as an integral part to the Harriman System of Rail Lines until severed by court decree. Produced by Meriden Britannia in the 1903- Westfield Pattern (also I.S.Co., H.& E., etc.), the S.P.Co. mark is sometimes seen placed rightward from this location...one possible explantion is that when Union Pacific changed markings from U.P.R.R. to U.P. System there was also a noticeable left shift of the backstamp on Westfield. Variations in details of Westfield may also be spotted. In 1947, all assets of this organization would be transferred to a new Delaware corporation, but the "Southern Pacific"-styled logos had already replaced the S.P.Co. mark on silverwares.

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Re: Commercial Crests and Logos

Postby Traintime » Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:18 am

Union Pacific Railroad Initials (later) by International Silver Company on Zephyr Pattern. A trans-state Western railroad based in Omaha Nebraska (controlled by holding company Union Pacific Corporation of New York). First formed as part of a Transcontinental railway system signed into law by Abraham Lincoln, this mega-organization fell into financial collapse after defaulting on government payments. Re-organized in 1896 by financier Edward H. Harriman who purchased the assets at auction, formed a new holding company, and began to gradually rebuild an extensive network of rail, ship, bus, truck, and even airplane routes (a major stake in United Air Lines, quickly cut down by transport regulations). Zephyr flatwares normally carry the railroad's cursive initials as a bottom mark, sometimes coupled with a "Streamliner" logo as a topmark. In this less-than-usual case, the intials appear as a top-mark. Zephyr had become one of the standard patterns used systemwide by this road. (A caution-Some identifiable reproductions are known to exist.)

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Re: Commercial Crests and Logos

Postby Traintime » Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:27 pm

Colorado & Southern Railway (1898-1908) Modern Art by Reed & Barton (USD #37,147 filed 28 July 1904). Formed by Frank Trumbull from components of the original Union Pacific Railway lost after the financial collapse in 1896, the C&S Ry. operated both standard (north-south) and narrow (east-west) gauge lines centering on the Denver area. Known as the "Colorado Road", it controlled the Fort Worth & Denver City (The "Denver Road") as a subsidiary (part of the Southern Division) and shared the same superintendent of dining car (DC) operations. During its' short lived indepedence, the C&S was one of the largest rail systems in the United States and backed by substantial assets. In 1908, the whole was purchased by the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy and folded into lines known as the "Burlington Route", the name continuing but subjugated to the parent's identity. The pattern was documented by Dominy & Morgenfruh in their 1980's book Silver At Your Service. The example here is a large place spoon:

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Re: Commercial Crests and Logos

Postby Traintime » Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:08 pm

The Henrici Restaurant 71 West Randolph Street Chicago 1893-1962. Started by Philip Henrici after his earlier ventures and specializing in pastries, this restaurant became the core of a chain of locations and was operated by the Philip Henrici Company. Expansions within the building on multiple floors led to total seating of over 800, 500 alone in the main dining salon on the ground floor. Aquired in 1929 by Thompson's Cafeterias, the name "Henrici's" would be used to link a number of differing dining operations, all seeming to use the apostrophe in the name. The 8" Deco-style tongs shown were probably used in pastry serving, but it's always possible that ice-buckets may have been employed..just no evidence of that need so far.

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Re: Commercial Crests and Logos

Postby Traintime » Sat Apr 06, 2019 4:00 am

Heathman Hotel Portland Oregon...unidentified pattern supplied by the Greene-Winkler Company of Seattle-Portland. Somewhat baffling in that this pastry fork does not carry the expected emblem of the Heathman Hotels. The "Old" and "New" Heathman's were built in the late 1920's and held under common operation (but separate ownership) for many years and through various remodellings and changes in dining venues. The G-W connection suggests a shift may have occured as this supplier has been linked only to providing Shenango China as replacements for the original makers...who provided the silverwares and whether they used only a single source has yet to be worked out. This could have been for a coffee shop operation in one of the locations. One of the last of its' kind from this era in the city's vibrant downtown history, only the "New" Heathman continues to operate as a hotel at this time. And the facts about G-W Co.'s history remain as a nearly un-crackable egg.

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Re: Commercial Crests and Logos

Postby dognose » Sat May 04, 2019 7:35 am

CHINA NAVIGATION COMPANY


An example of the arms of the China Navigation Company, noted on a spoon by Walker & Hall, marked with their year letter for 1905:

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