Manufacturer: Scammell China
User: Trade Winds Hotel – Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Date of examples: circa 1940 – 1954
Notes: The Trade Winds Hotel at 1 North Atlantic Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale,Florida, opened around 1940. It is not listed in the 1939 Hotel Red Book but is listed in 1941. It was an Art Deco – style five story structure with 85 guest rooms. It is listed in the 1944 & 1945 Hotel Red Books as "closed for the duration of the war." By 1962, it was part of the Gill Hotels company chain. It is listed in the 1966 Hotel Red Book, but not in 1967. A 1990 photograph by John Margolies in the Library of Congress collection shows the building standing, but with the curved window section on the first floor boarded up.
Scammell made a Platinum Blue base china service crested with a red three-mast sailing ship on three stylized wave lines. The china is not marked with the Trade Winds Hotel name, but this logo was used on the hotel menus and matchbooks.
Demi cup photo – Lyle Fokken
Bouillon cup photo – Madonna Odlilia White
Author and photos – Larry Paul