Manufacturer: Syracuse China
User: Ford Motor Company
Date of plate: 1984
Notes: This pattern was used in the Ford Motor Company factory cafeterias (and possibly in the executive dining rooms) and aboard the Great Lake freighter vessels of the Ford Motor Co. Marine Division, operating from 1924-1989. The Ford fleet vessels included the SS William Clay Ford, SS Benson Ford and SS John Dykstra to name a few.
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Dining on the Inland Seas: Nautical China from the Great Lakes Region of North America, Daniel C. Krummes, Nautical Works Press, November 1997
White Syralite body with gray stripe and "Ford" logo. Shenango China produced this same pattern on a RimRol white body in 1969.
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Additional manufacturer info contributed by Babcock
ID contributed by matsonline