External Resources – websites
Carr China Company – collector site
This website is dedicated to the Carr China Company and includes detailed information about the company, as well as many of the Carr patterns, including two sections of underglaze print patterns and one section of topmarked china, featuring more than 200 customers. If you don't find the Carr China pattern you seek in the RWCN IDwiki, this is the best resource on Carr China available on the Internet.
Flip-Top Bowls – collector site
This website features the largest collection of flip-top bowls worldwide. FLIPS, Flip-top salts, Flip-top sugar bowls – the covered bowls that served everything from salt to sugar to cheese and crackers to sundae toppings, found in restaurants, diners, fine hotels and soda fountains, everywhere from haute cuisine to roadside hot dog stand.
Hall China Gold Stamps
Laurel Hollow Park shares Hall China Company's gold stamp record book, dates from circa 1930s to the 1960s. The images include designs stamped on ware in gold as well as backstamps in gold.
Hall China Decal Books
Laurel Hollow Park shares four of Hall China Company's decal books, including designs from the late 1930s through the late 1960s.
Amazing free research resources from Larry R. Paul, including his book, "From Earth to Art: The History of the Lamberton Works," which includes "a detailed chronicle of the men and women who were part of the Trenton, N.J., company, but also hundreds of photos, pattern information and catalogs." This website also includes Larry R. Paul's Hotel Database, a long-term research project that provides detailed information of more than 43,000 hotels in the United States, spanning nearly 100 years.
The New York Public Library Digital Collections
- The Buttolph Collection of Menus – The menu collection, consisting of 19,269 digital images, "originated through the energetic efforts of Miss Frank E. Buttolph (1850-1924), a somewhat mysterious and passionate figure, whose mission in life was to collect menus."
- The W. Dieter Zender Menu Collection – A collection of 679 menus, accrued over the course of Zender's life as a businessman, banker and artist.
- Soete Menu Collection – A collection of 279 menus.
- Baratta Menu Collection – A collection of 171 menus.
The National Restaurant Association Menu Collection
The collection includes over 7,000 menus that will be digitized and uploaded to the ScholarsArchive@JWU over the coming years. The collection was donated to Johnson & Wales University Library by the National Restaurant Association and includes menus featured their menu design contests in the 1980s and 1990s.
University of Washington Menus Collection – Digital
The information for the online Menu Collection was researched and prepared by the UW Libraries Special Collections Division and Cataloging staff in 2003. A selection of menus from over 700 items were included in this database.
External Resources – books
Dining on Inland Seas: Nautical China from the Great Lakes Region of North America by Daniel C. Krummes
Publisher: Nautical Works Pr; 1st edition (November 1, 1997)
Dining on Rails: An Encyclopedia of Railroad China by Richard W. Luckin
Publisher: Rk Pub; Revised edition (December 1, 1983)
PYREX®: The Unauthorized Collector's Guide by Barbara E. Mauzy
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.; Revised & Expanded 5th edition (July 28, 2014)
Pyrex Passion: The Comprehensive Guide to Decorated Vintage Pyrex by Michael D. Barber
Publisher: Alvaro Publishing; 2nd edition (2017)
Restaurant China: Identification & Value Guide for Restaurant, Airline, Ship & Railroad Dinnerware (Volume 1) by Barbara J. Conroy
Series: Restaurant China (Book 1)
Publisher: Collector Books; 1 edition (April 15, 1998)
Restaurant China: Identification & Value Guide for Restaurant, Airline, Ship & Railroad Dinnerware (Volume 2) by Barbara J. Conroy
Series: Restaurant China (Book 2)
Publisher: Collector Books (October 1, 1999)
The Official Guide to Railroad Dining Car China by Douglas W. McIntyre
Publisher: D.W. McIntyre (1990)