Manufacturer: Shenango China
User: Procter & Gamble
Distributor: H. Lauber & Co., Cincinnati
Date of plate: 1930s-1948
Notes: From the Wikipedia: "The Procter & Gamble Company, also known as P&G, is an American multinational consumer goods company headquartered in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio." It was founded in 1837 by brothers-in-law "William Procter, a candlemaker, and James Gamble, a soapmaker, emigrated from England and Ireland respectively."
The plate's logo, featured on this plate, is that of the former P&G logo, "a man in the moon overlooking 13 stars, said to commemorate the original 13 colonies." A controversy in the 1980s erroneously spread the rumor that the logo was a satanic symbol, and in 1985 the company discontinued use of the logo.
Diane Wagner, with P&G Corporate Archives, confirmed that this plate with its logo in green would have been used in company cafeterias.
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Procter & Gamble 2 by McNicol China
ID and photos contributed by Susan Phillips