Manufacturer: Syracuse China
User: American Hotels
Pattern: American #76801
Date of matchstand: 1927
Notes: The American Hotels Corporation, headquartered in New York, had hotels located across the United States (and one in South America, the Del Caribe in Cartagena, Columbia, as well as the Jaragua, in Ciudad Trujioo, Dominican Republic), though the chain was concentrated in the Northeast.
The chain included the Governor Clinton and Van Curler hotels in New York; Essex, Bethlehem, Easton, Abraham Lincoln, Necho Allen, Stevens House, Lycoming, Harrisburger, Yorktowne and Penn Alto in Pennsylvania; Anthony Wayne in Ohio; Warm Friend Tavern and Hotel Sherman in Michigan; Francis Scott Key and Fort Cumberland in Maryland; Daniel Boone and Shenandoah in West Virginia; New Capital in Kentucky; Robidoux in Missouri; Broadmoor in Colorado; and Boca Grande, Orange Blossom and Oleanders in Florida.
The design consists of a flower and vine border in green, orange and blue, intersected by American Hotels' logo, a brick wall with sign hung from a sign hanger. The sign says: American Hotels. The pattern was designed by C. M. McKaig and was patented in 1925 as DES 69,147.
For more info:
American Hotels Corp. 2 by Scammell