Manufacturers: Wedgewood China and Buffalo China
User: The Hotel Thorndike – Boston, Massachusetts
Distributor for Buffalo China: Charles R. Lynde
Date of examples: circa 1916 – 1921
Notes: The six-story Hotel Thorndike, at the corner of Boylston Street and Park Square in Boston, Massachusetts, opened in 1885. It contained a men's cafe, a lady's restaurant, and by 1911, the Ye Old English Room. The 150 room Hotel Thorndike closed in 1921 and was later demolished.
Buffalo and Wedgwood produced a pattern that has the Thorndike crest in green transfer. On the Buffalo crest "Damon," the hotel owners name, is in the banner. The Wedgwood crest contains "HOTEL THORNDIKE" in the banner. The rim contains a wide green band flanked by green pin lines
Source: FlyingTigerAntiques.com – Wedgewood China photo and information
Author and photos: Larry Paul