Manufacturer: Mayer China
User: Van Orman Hotels Company
Date candle stick holder: 1930s
Notes: This is a chamber stick or candle stick holder for the Van Orman Hotels Company. There were several Van Orman Hotels located in Indiana, Illinois & Ohio, including the Hotel Shawnee in Springfield, OH; the Hotel Nelson in Rockford, IL; the Hotel Orlando in Decatur, IL; the McCurdy Hotel in Evansville, IN; the Terre Haute House in Terre Haute, IN; the Van Orman in Fort Wayne, IN and other Indiana hotels in Muncie and Bloomington. The company was operated by Fred and Harold (Harry) W. Van Orman. In 1933, Harold Van Orman — a former Lieutant Governor of the State of Indiana –was president of the Van Orman Hotels Company.
This candle stick holder features the "VO" multi-colored shield logo on the side.