Distributor: American China & Glassware Co.
User: Hotel Waldron – Pontiac, Michigan
Date of examples: circa 1927 – 1954
Notes: The Hotel Waldron, at 36 East Pike and Perry Streets in Pontiac, Michigan, opened in 1927. The three-story hotel contained 100 rooms, 75 with baths. The Golden Pheasant Coffee Shoppe served dinner. A 1944 newspaper article mentions a private dining room. The Waldron is listed in the 1963 Hotel Red Book, but not in 1964. A fire in March 1975 destroyed part of the building, but the section fronting on Pike Street remains in 2022.
Scammell produced a Lamberton China service that is crested with a multi-color shield logo. The decal pattern features a golden pheasant, which fits perfectly with the name of the Waldron coffee shop. This decal pattern was used by other customers. It was customized with the Waldron shield crest and a black rim line. American China and Glassware Co., of Chicago, was the distributor.
digitalcollections.detroitpubliclibrary.org – 1929 exterior photograph with taxicabs
Author and photos: Larry Paul