Up for sale: vintage silverplate Santa Fe Teapot. Great vintage piece with no condition issues.
Bottom marked Harrison Bros & Howson Sheffield Eng A744 silver soldered 2 1/2. Measures approximately 8" h and 8" from spout to handle. Thomas Sansom, plate worker at Norfolk Street, Sheffield, entered his mark at Sheffield Assay Office on December 22, 1808. Later the business was continued as Thomas Sansom & Sons, in partnership with his sons Abraham, John and William Sansom. In 1847 the business was acquired by James William Harrison, Henry Harrison and James William Howson, acting as Harrison Brothers & Howson.James William Harrison retired in 1876 and the business was continued by his partners. Later they were joined in the partnership by George Hawson son of J. Howson, Francis William Harrison (son of Henry Harrison) and John Brocksopp Wilkinson nephew of J. From 1892 the activity was continued by George Hawson, F.
Harrison Brothers & Howson opened its London showrooms at 11 Hatton Garden (1866) and 43-44 Holborn Viaduct (1885), moving to Regent Arcade House, 19-25 Aryle Street (1941). The firm used the trade mark ALPHA PLATE, BEACON PLATE, HALPHROID and LUSTROUS.
Later, the firm ceased its activity and the brand of Harrison Brothers & Howson was revived in 1978, under the style of Harrison Brothers & Howson Ltd, a subsidiary of Ben J. 1800 Thomas Sansom & Sons - until 1847 Harrison Brothers & Howson - 1847/mid 20th c. Harrison Brothers & Howson Ltd - 1978. In the course of thirty years or less since the first tracks were laid, dining cars appeared on the western frontier railroads..
Thirty years is not necessarily a short time span but the changes that occurred in the American West and its railroads during this period were absolutely astounding. The period from about 1850 and the end of the nineteenth century saw some of the most dramatic changes in railroad travel, particularly travel in the western United States. One of those changes was the introduction of the dining car.People today are still able to enjoy railroad dining whether on Amtrak cross country trains or scenic tourist railroads with their one day adventures. Its a way to experience a piece of American history from the days of great national expansion when the railroad meant everything for a town to grow and prosper. The Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad Dining Cars.
Fred Harvey and the Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad were legendary for their top quality service. Fred Harvey was so successful in managing the AT & SF rail side eateries and hotels that the railroad asked him to put his magic to work on their planned dining cars. To Fred Harvey, this was not ideal.
Harvey initially didnt feel that the same level of quality could be served up on a moving train car. Since the 1880s , dining cars became standard offerings on cross country trains heading west from Chicago.The AT& SF relied on the string of Harvey Houses along its route. In fact, these Harvey Houses were strategically located to accommodate passengers during meal hours. To put this in some perspective, railroads without the Fred Harvey eateries along their route put their passengers through quite an ordeal.
At a stop, railroad passengers might have had up to one hour to find the nearest roadhouse to the train tracks and hope for the best. Unfortunately, the best sometimes wasnt good.
The fact that there was enormous room for improvement is what gave Fred Harvey his early inspiration. Harveys meals were served in sumptuous portions that provided a good value for the traveling public.All of a sudden railroad dining reached a new higher level. Top quality food and service and the AT& SF naturally scenic train routes were a winning combination. PLEASE SEE ALL PICTURES FOR LOVELY DETAIL AND FEATURES. I try very hard to totally inspect each item carefully and write descriptions accordingly and I take great care to fully photograph the entire item in its exact condition. No stock photos are used.
The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully operational and functions as intended unless described differently in the description. See listing for full details and description of any noted imperfections.
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Failure to do so will result in denial of the claim. The item "Vintage Santa Fe Dining Car Silver Plated Tea Pot by Harrison Bros & Howson" is in sale since Saturday, November 23, 2019.This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Silverplate\Flatware & Silverware". The seller is "gmann7643" and is located in North Reading, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped to United States.