Manufacturer: Scammell China
User: Sweet Hotels Company
Date of examples: circa 1924 – 1946
Notes: John S. Sweet had been in the hotel business for years when he founded the Sweet Hotels Company around 1920. Sweet Hotels leased and operated hotels in Kansas and Missouri. It was still operating in 1946, but around 1947, most of the Sweet operated hotels became Albert Pick Hotels.
Scammell made Trenton China that is crested "A Sweet Hotel" in green Old English-style lettering. A black line is at the rim and an orange line at the verge. On cups the crest is inside the bowl.
The number of hotels that Sweet operated over the years changed, but the stock of china could be shifted around among the hotels in the chain.
For additional info:
Sweet Hotels by McNicol China
Author and photos: Larry Paul