Manufacturer: McNicol China
User: Sheetz Homemade Mission Candies
Pattern Number: P-104-147
Date of plate: 1930s – 1940s
Notes: Founded by Albert Sheetz, the first store opened in Hollywood in 1924. Additional locations have been found in the following California cities: Santa Barbara, Long Beach, San Diego, Santa Monica, Glendale, Pasadena, Beverly Hills, Huntington Park, Van Nuys, Riverside, Santa Ana and Los Angeles. Newspaper references have been found spanning the 1920s to 1950s.
A very similar pattern, called Mission (though more red in color) was made by Syracuse China and used by the Missouri Pacific Railroad. This pattern, whether backstamped or not, was not ordered by the railroad. Reference also was found to a Mission pattern made by Wallace China.
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