Manufactuer: Mayer China
User: United States Lines
Distributor: Maddock & Miller, Inc., New York
Date of plate: 1940s – 1950s
Notes: The United States Lines was a transatlantic shipping company that operated cargo services from 1921 to 1989 and ocean liners until 1969, including the SS United States and SS America. Taking over the United States Mail Steamship Company in August 1921, the United States Lines operated under that name until the year 2000, when they changed their name to the American Classic Voyages Company. That company filed for bankruptcy in 2001. Click here for more Wikipedia information about the United States Lines.
This plate would have been used for the First Class passengers on ships of the United States Lines. White body with gold coin pinline border, center marked with the USL eagle logo set within a gold coin border on the verge.
Brochure photo courtesy of Björn Larsson
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