Manufacturer: Scammell China
User: Wade Park Manor – Cleveland, Ohio
Date of spittoon: circa 1923 – 1954
Notes: A group of investors known as the Wade Park Manor Co. broke ground on September 16, 1921, for what was to become an 11-story apartment hotel at 1890 E. 107th Street and Park Lane in Cleveland, Ohio. The 410-room Wade Park Manor opened January 4, 1923. It contained a 262-seat main dining room, a 41-seat private dining room, and a 200-seat ballroom. A cafeteria for the employees was in the basement. In June 1964, Wade Park Manor was purchased by the Christian Residence Foundation which converted it into an apartment house for single and married retired persons. In 1983, it was renamed Judson Manor, the name it continues to operate as in 2022.
Scammell produced Lamberton China for Wade Park Manor that is crested with "WPM" in coin gold Old English-style letters, within a curved shield frame. Coin gold lines are at the rim. This crest was used on the hotel's silver hollowware. The only known example of this service is a spittoon listed on WorthPoint. It is listed as 'Lamberton China' but whether made by Maddock or Scammell is not indicated.
clevelandhistorical.org – history of hotel
Hotel Planning and Outfitting – Albert Pick Co.
For additional info:
Wade Park Manor
Wade Park Manor 3
Author and photos: Larry Paul