Manufacturers: Carr China and Jackson China
User: U.S. Army Air Corps
Date of Carr 12" celery tray: 1940s
Date of Jackson celery dish: 1942
Notes: The United States Army Air Corps preceded the United States Air Force as well as USAAF. It was created in 1926 and was abolished in 1942 but remained a branch of the US Army until 1947.
The winged propeller insignia is still in use (2010) by U.S. Army aviators as their branch insignia.
Carr China 12" celery tray: Glo-Tan body, cobalt blue and rust stripes around the verge, winged propeller insignia in brown.
Jackson China celery dish: JAC-TAN body, cobalt blue and rust stripes around the verge, winged propeller insignia in brown. Unusual backstamp reads U.S. Contract No. W 1994 qm-39, May 30th, 1942.
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ID and Jackson China photos contributed by reddygal
Carr China photo contributed by Susan Phillips