Manufacturer: Scammell China
User: Chalfonte – Haddon Hall
Distributor: John Wanamaker, Philadelphia
Date of cup and saucer: 1933 – 1954
Notes: The original Chalfonte Hotel was built in 1868 in Atlantic City, New Jersey for a cost of $21,000 and accommodated 140 guests. The nearby Haddon Hall building originally was erected circa 1893.
The Leeds and Lippincott Company acquired both properties and later rebuilt Haddon Hall, merging the hotels in 1929 to form the Chalfonte-Haddon Hall Hotel.
In 1943, Haddon Hall was used as Atlantic City Air Forces Training and Reception Center Hospital.
Saved from destruction, the hotels were purchased by Resorts International on May 26, 1978 and became the Resorts Casino Hotel. It was the first casino to open on the Boardwalk of the famous Atlantic City seaside resort.
Lamberton China Ivory body with a wide decorative border consisting of an orange background set within scrolling thick black lines & accented with white stars. This outer ornamental border design flows around colorful bouquets of flowers. The inner verge border design consists of an ornamental orange and black band broken by colorful fruit bouquets. Customized backstamp by Scammell China for Chalfonte Haddon Hall with distributor and patent information.
Click here to view the original US Patent Design 89,860 issued on May 9, 1933 for this pattern.
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