User: Horn & Hardart Co., Philadelphia, New York City
Date of butter pat: Unknown
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.
A 1921 ad in Plant-Restaurant Management for The Stearnes Company in Chicago touts its outfitting of "Horn & Hardart's new Automat and Cafeteria on Sheridan Road near Wilson Avenue, Chicago." And Jan Whitaker, writing in a September 8, 2019 piece for her Restaurant-ing through history, confirms the presence of two Horn & Hardarts operating in Chicago in 1922.
White body butter pat with a dark green floral garland around the rim. The garland consists of scrolling vines with urns or lamps interspersed with tiny flowers. The garland is broken at the top by the placement of the letters "H & H" and the word "Automat" in a matching green stylized script.
For an overview of H&H as an iconic establishment, see Horn & Hardart – Iconic Establishments.
For related info:
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Horn & Hardart 2 by Homer Laughlin China
Horn & Hardart 3 by Syracuse China
Horn & Hardart 4 by Grindley Hotel Ware Co., LTD, England
Horn & Hardart 5 by Syracuse China
Horn & Hardart 6 by Shenango China
Horn & Hardart 7 by Greenwood Pottery
Horn and Hardart Automat as an Iconic Establishment
The Automat Horn & Hardart Movie (film released in 2022)
Photos courtesy of ebay seller folger47