Manufacturers: Syracuse China
User: Pixley and Ehlers
Date of mug: 1939
Date of mustard pot: 1931
Notes: John Albert Pixley, born March 9, 1879. in Portage, Wisconsin, founded the Pixley and Ehlers chain of restaurants and was president of the company from 1899 to 1954. By 1945, the chain had expanded to include 15 outlets across Chicago but was out of business in Chicago by 1975. There were at least 13 locations, known as lunchrooms, in New York City.
Syracuse Econo-Rim mug has two stripes, black over burgundy red, running around the body through the handle opening. Underneath the botton stripe, on the left side of the cup is the restaurant's logo in the same burgundy red. It consists of the words "Pixley and Ehlers" in a script with a pot of baked beans underneath the word "and." Underneath the pot, in a banner flowing from the letter "s" in the word "Ehlers" is the word "Restaurants" in block letters. Finally, underneath the banner in smaller block letters are the words "Boston Baked Beans".
The white and green mustard pot has basically the same logo except that it is in dark green and in the banner are the words "Lunch Rooms" rather than "Restaurants."
Building photo: Chuckman Chicago Nostalgia
For additional info:
Pixley and Ehlers 2 – by Grindley Hotelware, and Unknown
Bowl photos: Kathleen Lathom
Creamer photos: Carol Cardona