Posted 4 years ago
Very unusual motif on this one. The salt white PORCELAIN enamel top has an ART DECO GEOMETRIC BACKGROUND. This Red & White sweetie is an antique table, exact age unknown but guessing around the 1930s from recollection of the owner born in 1944. The original owners were her grandparents. ALL ORIGINAL, never repainted, and no serious damage. Top and sides are in very good order. The four matching chairs are believed to be the originals purchased with the table.
About The Manufacturer - INGRAM-RICHARDSON of BEAVER FALLS, PA.
In 1901, two Englishmen, Louis Ingram and Ernest
Richardson, turned the fledgling Enameled Iron
Company of Beaver Falls, PA into the porcelain-enamel
powerhouse, Ingram-Richardson. In addition to license
plates, the company made street signs, and signs for
the big national industries including oil, soap, ice cream
and others, including companies from overseas. They
also manufactured panels for building exteriors, as well
as table tops, refrigerators & stove parts, and other
products for the home.
Ing-Rich built plants in three other states as well. The
17-acre Ingram Richardson site in Frankfort, Indiana, for
instance, began operations in 1915 and produced
porcelain enamel frit for steel, cast iron, and other
porcelain products. At its peak, Ingram-Richardson
employed over 1000 people. Noted for their durability,
Ing-Rich became one of the leading producers of
porcelain enamel products in the U.S. and would
continue making porcelain products well past the
porcelain license plate era.