Manufacturer: Scammell China
User: Hotel Reforma – Mexico City
Date of example: circa 1936 – 1954
Notes: The ten-story, 250-room Hotel Reforma, on the Paseo de la Reforma, opened around August 1, 1936. The dining options included the Cafe de Paris, Terrace Bar, and the Sun Roof Garden.
Scammell got the contract to supply crested china to the Reforma. The crest is a blue uppercase, serif "R", which is placed at the 9 o'clock position on coupe-shape plates. For some unknown reason this is totally different from the script "R" that appears on the hotel facade, and in advertisements. This Trenton China is back stamped with the hotel name and location.
Author and photos: Larry Paul