Manufacturer: Buffalo China
User: International Mercantile Marine Co.
Date of pieces: ~ 1920-30s
Notes: The International Mercantile Marine Co., originally known as International Navigation Co., was founded by J.P. Morgan in 1902. According to a Wikipedia article, the trust was "an attempt by J.P. Morgan to monopolize the shipping trade."
Among the ship lines included under the IMMC umbrella at some point were American Line, American Merchant Lines, Atlantic Transport Line, Baltimore Mail Line, Dominion Line, Leyland Line, Panama Pacific Line, Red Star Line, Roosevelt Steamship Co., United States Lines and White Star Line .
The design features a rust and navy blue border and in the well the intertwined initials of the company surrounded by a knotted rope.
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