Kress 2

Manufacturer: Scammell China
User: S.H. Kress & Co.
Date: 1920s - early 1930s
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 handled creamer would have been used at one of the many Kress department store lunch counters.

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

Trenton China white body handled creamer with one orange border stripe around the rim and two green pin stripes. Topmarked KRESS in orange.

For related info:
Kress by Mayer China







Kress floor inset at the historic Kress store in Berkeley, Calif.


ID and creamer photo contributed by Patrick Carie

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