Manufacturer: Bailey-Walker China
User: Trade name used by Blodgett-Beckley Co.
Date of mug: Circa 1920s
Notes: Coffee tins can be found decorated for Old Master Coffee with the same Gothic font for "Old Master" and sans serif font for "Coffee" that were applied to this mug. Old Master Coffee seems to be a current trademark owned by Euclid Coffee Co. in Cleveland, Ohio, but it appears that the name originated with the Bour Company, that later became Blodgett-Beckley Co., of Toledo, Ohio. Blodgett-Beckley was incorporated in 1914 and sold coffees and teas, and its production of Old Master Coffee would coincide with the production of this mug.
In addition to the Old Master Coffee topmark, the white mug has the phrase "The First Thought in the Morning" and a black and white checkerboard pattern on the rim.
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