Manufacturers: Mayer China, McNicol China, Carr China
User: Fettrow's Grill
Date: Mayer creamer, circa 1930s; McNicol mug, 1930s-1960s; Carr egg cup, 1941
Notes: Located in London, Ohio at the junction of U.S. Routes 40 and 42, Fettrow's Grill opened July 1, 1933 as a combination restaurant and Gulf gas station.
From the original grill and filling station on a single acre of land, it eventually expanded to 44 acres, including "a motel, trucker's dorm, a Lubritorium, a garage, the restaurant, and not one but two filling stations. Paul and Helen [his wife] changed the name of their endeavor from Fettrow's Grill to Fettrow Village."
Eventually Interstate 70 bypassed them, however, and the Fettrows moved to Florida in 1968, leaving their son to operate it. He sold it in 1970 and the grill eventually housed a nightclub and bar. All that stands (in 2008) is the motel, the R&R.
Source: Will Anderson's "Where Have You Gone, Starlight Café."
Mayer creamer: White body with Stanley pattern floral border; topmarked with the Fettrow's Grill Steaks logo featuring a flaming hot coffee cup marked "GOOD COFFEE" in shades of orange, rust and brown.
McNicol mug: Roloc body with black logo reading Good Coffee in a coffee cup, Fettrow's Grill and Steaks underneath.
Carr egg cup: White body with rust and blue floral border pattern (Underglaze Print Pattern #7003); topmarked with the Fettrow's Chicken Steaks logo featuring a flaming hot coffee cup marked "GOOD COFFEE" in shades of orange and rust.
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