There was a time, not that long ago, when a traveler could cross America by rail, stay in the finest hotels, and never once eat off a dish that wasn't made in Trenton, NJ.
This saucer was made in the late 20's for the RCA commissary or cafeteria. It is irresistible. No, I don't have the cup, but this would make a very attractive trinket tray for your vanity! In great shape, it is 5 5/8" in diameter. What a fantastic RCA logo!! Radio Corporation of America.
RCA was an American company from 1919 to 1986. The RCA trademark is currently owned by a French conglomerate. In 1929 RCA purchased the Victor Talking Machine Company, then the world's largest manufacturer of phonographs (including the famous "Victrola") and phonograph records
In 1901, D. William Scammell joined the Maddocks in Trenton, NJ, and soon was investing in the company. In 1923, he bought the remaining interest in the company and formed the Scammell China Company, which made hotel and railroad china. Scammell China made lines named Lamberton China and Trenton China, but were made with formulas different from the Maddock's formula. Scammell China became leading restaurant china producer.
For more than 100 years, Trenton, New Jersey was one of the two major pottery centers in the United States, the other being located at East Liverpool, Ohio.
Maddock sold the Lamberton plant to the Scammell family in the 1920's. Scammell Pottery, until it closed in the 1950's, was well known for its custom designed restaurant and hotel China and B&O R.R. Centennial China.
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