Manufacturers: Grindley Hotelware, and Unknown
User: Pixley and Ehlers
Date of creamer: circa 1917 – 1922
Date of bowl: Burley & Co. distributor, date/manufacturer unknown
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.
Creamer and bowl have the Pixley and Ehlers logo, in dark brown with the words "Pixley & Ehlers" in a script arched over a bowl of baked beans and the words "Boston Baked Beans" in block letters, underlined with a narrow band, curved slightly upward underneath the bowl.
Building photo: Chuckman Chicago Nostalgia
For additional info:
Pixley and Ehlers, by Syracuse China
Bowl photos: Kathleen Lathom
Creamer photos: Carol Cardona