Manufacturer: Scammell China
User: Thayer Hotel – West Point, New York
Distributor: L. Barth & Son
Date of examples: circa 1926 – 1932
Notes: The six-story, 225-room Thayer Hotel opened May 27, 1926, in West Point, New York. It is located at 674 Thayer Road on the US Military Academy, better known as West Point. It was built as a replacement for the original 1829 West Point Hotel, and was named for Sylvanus Thayer, class of 1808. Thayer is known as the "Father of West Point" because he transformed the new military academy from a marginal school into a school whose supremacy in science and engineering was unchallenged. In 1943, the West Point Hotel Corporation sold the Thayer to The United States Government. In 2022, the Thayer had 151 guest rooms and was the only full-service hotel on any military base in the entire world.
Scammell produced a Lamberton China service for the Thayer that is crested with a decal shield and banner containing "THE THAYER." The crest is placed between, or below, a multi-color decal border of ornaments within blue semi circles and red background areas. This service includes items for use in the bedrooms as well as the dining room. The original order was supplied by L. Barth & Son. This distributor back stamp was discontinued in 1932, after Barth was purchased by Albert Pick.
Americanheritage.com – Sylvanus Thayer information
Businesswire.com – May 26, 2016, article about hotel history and current use
For additional info:
Thayer Hotel 2 by Scammell China
Thayer Hotel 3 by Shenango China
Author and photos: Larry Paul