Stetson Pottery, China Replacement, American Dinnerware
Stetson, Replacement China, discontinued china pattern Made in the USA.
1946 - 1965; Louis Stetson, from Poland started the Stetson China Company also known as Stetson Pottery Company using whiteware provided by Mt. Clemens Pottery. Stetson eventually took all of Mt. Clemens off-selection merchandise. Whiteware was also purchased from the Illinois China Company which Stetson bought in 1946. Soon after the purchase of the Illinois China Company, Stetson discontinued the use of decals and used hand painting. This lasted approximately 2 to 3 years before going back to using decals.
Nearly all of Stetsons ware was sold to a Chicago brokerage firm (Marcrest) who in turn sold the ware to grocery and furniture stores to be used as premiums. The Stetson China Company went out of business in 1965. Stetson is also "famous" for developing the Melmac dinnerware so popular in the 1960s.
- Information from The Collectors Encyclopedia of American Dinnerware by Jo Cunningham