Co., began producing fine china, for which it found a strong market particularly in hotels, restaurants, and railroad dining cars.
By 1871, it was changed again to Onondaga Pottery Company (O. Co.) and eventually to Syracuse China Corporation in June 1966, however the china produced by the company was back stamped with the Syracuse China logo since 1895. Farrar, who had recently arrived from Vermont in 1839, started a small pottery business in the town of Geddes, New York, on the western edge of Syracuse for making salt-glazed stoneware, an American ceramic product around since colonial times.
Its stations, timetables, and trains reflected the Spanish and Indian cultures that so fascinated the rest of the country.
That tradition reached its zenith in the stainless steel streamliner, "the Super Chief" of 1936.
The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway is celebrated in print, song and film as the railroad that opened the Great Southwest.
Stretching from the Great Lakes to the Pacific Ocean, the Santa Fe brought white man's civilization to some of the most spectacular scenery on the continent.
Farrar Pottery also produced "wheel-thrown," salt-glazed, heavy, utilitarian urns, whiskey jugs, pie plates, butter crocks and mixing bowls in stoneware.
Farrar's product-line grew to include a red ware styled after Rockingham, reproducing English ware such as cast dogs and spittoons.Classic dining car china introduced in 1936, the golden age of the Santa Fe Railway.These authorized reproductions are of the same excellent quality and classic style of the originals.Inside, the railroad spared no expense to make it the most luxurious train in the nation.From engine to tail car, the decor was as authentically native American as good taste and the carbuilder's art would allow.The company, ironically, was located far from the New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Ohio centers of ceramic manufacture.Additionally, there were limited natural sources of clay in Central New York and no source for coal, nor were there any clay workers in the region.Iconic Mimbreño Designs Return HF Coors Produces Dinnerware of Fred Harvey Fame Dirck Schou is excited. After nearly a decade of negotiating for the licensing of a legendary design, Schou, president and CEO of HF Coors in Tucson, finally can produce dinnerware with the iconic Mimbreño pattern derived from ancient pictographs. Its creator was Mary Jane Elizabeth Colter, a renowned architect in the 1900s who decorated the El Tovar Hotel and designed Hermit’s Rest, Desert Watchtower and Hopi House on the rim of the Grand Canyon.The Mimbreño dishes were used exclusively by Fred Harvey in his hotels and railcars.Inspiration for this China came from the pottery of the Mimbres Indians of Southwestern New Mexico.This ancient artistic culture that disappeared circa 1100 was rediscovered by archeologist friends as Ms. Colter synthesized these ancient designs with great sensitivity creating a classic line of china as appreciated today as then.