Manufacturer: W.H. Grindley, England
User: Horn & Hardart Co.
Date of bowl: Post-1908
Notes: The first Horn and Hardart Automat opened June 12, 1902 at 818 Chestnut Street in Philadelphia, PA. The first Automat in New York City opened 10 years later at 1557 Broadway, Times Square, between 46th & 47th Streets. The distributor noted in the backstamps shown below – Wright, Tyndale and Van Roden – was based in Philadelphia and went out of business circa 1928. Based on the backstamp information, it seems that the distributor provided china for Philadelphia and New York.
For an overview of H&H as an iconic establishment, see Horn & Hardart – Iconic Establishments.
There are many pieces of china with this pattern for sale that are not backstamped Horn & Hardart, but most, if not all, patterns with the Medallion pattern made by Grindley are backstamped for the Automat.
White body with deep green Art Nouveau flowers, swags and swirls.
Photos contributed by teabear
For related info:
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Horn and Hardart Automat as an Iconic Establishment
The Automat Horn & Hardart Movie (working title prior to release circa 2021)