Kress

Manufacturer: Mayer China
User: S.H. Kress & Co.
Date: 1930s - early 1940s
Notes: Samuel Henry Kress (1863-1955) opened his first "stationery and notions" store in Pennsylvania in 1887, which successfully grew into the Kress "five and time" retail department store chain. Expanding to over 200 locations nationwide, Kress stores were a familiar sight in many U.S. cities and towns from 1896 through 1981.

This small creamer would have been used at one of the many Kress department store lunch counters.

Sources:
Wikipedia: S.H. Kress & Co.
The Kress Legacy

White body creamer with one red border stripe around the rim and two black pin lines ending in curlicues on each side of the red topmark KRESS.

For related info:
Kress 2 by Scammell China




Kress Storefront 2006, Wichita, Kansas


Interior Lunch Counter view, circa 1929
Kress Department Store at 224 East Douglas Ave., Wichita, Kansas
Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum Tihen Collection


Kress storefront photo contributed by Brian Carpani, PhotoGuyWichita

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