Commercial Crests and Logos

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Re: Commercial Crests and Logos

Postby Traintime » Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:54 pm

WAGNER PALACE CAR COMPANY

Backstamped Wagner by Reed & Barton on covered/lidded sugar as identified by Everett L. Moffatt in Silver Banquet II, 1990, page 223. Begun as New York Central Sleeping Car Company in 1858. Absorbed Gates Sleeping Car Company in 1869, and subsequently re-named. Based in Buffalo New York where some buildings from the original shop complex have survived. Webster Wagner was tragically killed on 13 January 1882 while in one of his own cars during a rear-end collision. The company was later turned over to ownership by the new Pullman Company (01 January 1900) which replaced the old Pullman Palace Car Company.

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Re: Commercial Crests and Logos

Postby Traintime » Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:12 am

HOTEL DEL CORONADO by Reed & Barton

Shell form tray/dish (~9-inch) bearing "H DEL C" crown emblem and backmarked. Bugle date symbol for 1938 production. Reed & Barton #60.

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Re: Commercial Crests and Logos

Postby Traintime » Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:10 am

Deutsche Shlaftwagen und Spiesewagen Gesellschaft (German Sleeping car and Dining car Society). Sample of full logo from china butter chip by Gebruder Bauscher/Bauscher Brothers. Silverwares might only carry the DSG lettering.* The logo design was derived from the original MITROPA (1916-) company, retaining the eagle head which was removed by the East German (DDR) incarnation of the company after the entire system was absorbed. [Mitropa activity was centered on the reduced, post-war Deutsche Reichsbahn (DR) system.] As a result, DSG was formed in the Western zones to operate these services on the Deutsche Bundesbahn (DB) rail network. The starting date is always cited as 1949, though the china has a date code for 1947...something yet to be explained. Re-unification of a single German Republik saw DSG integrated into a new Mitropa in 1994, all of which has largely been dismantled. All a bit of an irony.

*Known producers of silverwares include WMF and Gebruder Hepp for hollowares. No samples of flatwares could be located so far.

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Re: Commercial Crests and Logos

Postby Traintime » Sat Aug 10, 2019 5:41 pm

CLIFT HOTEL San Francisco c.1915.

Fork in Commonwealth Pattern by Reed & Barton (c.1912-): viewtopic.php?f=35&t=41337&p=115946&hilit=reed+commonwealth#p115946

Logo: Gothic/Olde English Letter "C" obverse, Block Serif "CLIFT HOTEL" reverse

Hotel history on-line: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Cli ... esta_Hotel

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Re: Commercial Crests and Logos

Postby Traintime » Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:29 pm

WESTWARD HO Hotel Phoenix Arizona

Fork by Wm. A Rogers Hotel Plate Triple/Oneida Ltd.
Ferncliff Pattern (1946-). Obverse with shield crest "WH" in quadrants. Reverse with name. Crest used at least through 1959 on paper.
Hotel history: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westward_Ho_(Phoenix)

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Re: Commercial Crests and Logos

Postby Traintime » Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:08 pm

Crest Sample: HOTEL GRUNER WALD und SCHLOSS-RESTAURANT Schossplatz Wiesbaden

A landmark structure at Marktstrasse 10 in the heart of this German city in the middle Rhine Valley close to the Neckar River and Taunus mountains. Remodelled to become a hotel around 1899. During the World War II era, was listed as being on Adolf Hitler Platz (missing from the wiki accounting of these renamings) and having a shorter phone number which suggests this is a post-war flyer. The Schloss Restaurant is viewed in that period as being on the street level frontage looking out toward the historic center (RPPC Postcard listed on a commercial site-so no links). During the 1990's, the structure was again reconditioned to become apartments with stores below. The crest sample is the only one known so far and no wares are listed for this hostlery. Submitted as a possible identification aid.

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