Manufacturer: International Silver Company/Made in USA
This vintage silver plated demitasse spoon has a logo on the front with the initial S in it and is marked on the back: International Silver Co. / B.P. / Hotel Statler.
Located at 401 7th Avenue in Manhattan, across the street from Pennsylvania Station and Madison Square Garden, the hotel was acquired by the Hotels Statler Company in 1949 and renamed the New York Statler Hotel. Following the sale of all 17 Statler hotels to Conrad Hilton in 1954, the hotel became The Statler Hilton. It operated under this name until the early 1980s, when Hilton sold the hotel and it again became The New York Statler for a brief period, before joining the now-defunct Penta chain in 1984, becoming The New York Penta. Finally, in 1992, it reverted to the Hotel Pennsylvania.
The International Silver Company, an amalgamation of fourteen independent silverware manufacturers, was formed in 1898. Immediately upon organization, the company bought the total capital stock of the following companies: Barbour Silver Company (Hartford), Holmes & Edwards Silver Company (Bridgeport), Manhattan Silver Plate, (Lyons, New York), Meriden Britannia Company (Meriden), Norwich Cutlery (Norwich), William Rogers Manufacturing Company (Hartford), Rogers Cutlery (Hartford), Rogers and Brothers (Waterbury), Rogers and Hamilton (Waterbury), Wilcox Silver Plate (Meriden), Watrous Manufacturing Company (Wallingford), Standard Silver Company, Ltd. (Toronto, Canada).
During the first six months of 1899, an additional four were purchased. Derby Silver Company (Derby), Simpson, Hall, Miller & Company (Wallingford), Simpson Nickel Company (Wallingford), Middletown Plate Company (Middletown).
In 1968, International Silver became part of Insilco, A group of private investors purchased World Tableware in 1983 and organized the American Silver Company.
Its operations centered at Meriden, Connecticut, would prove to be the major producer of silver products in the United States.
In very good condition the spoon measures 4 1/8 inches long with a bowl that is 1 3/8 inches by 3/8 inch.
An addition to any Hotel or Demitasse Spoon Collection.
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