ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Giddy Up ... More Western China ... Shenango, Red Wing, Homer Laughlin, Tepco, and Wallace

Updated on January 8, 2014

Shenango platter

Beautiful Shenango Platter
Beautiful Shenango Platter | Source

Shenango Western China

In my previous hub, I indicated that Shenango acquired the Wallace China Company in 1964 and continued making heavy and durable restaurant china in western-themed patterns as well as various other patterns. The ID mark on the bottom is the name Shenango and/or pictures a Native American making pottery. The pattern shown in the platter is beautiful and well done. Again, people are very lucky to have pieces like this.


The name of the company that makes Tepco is The Technical Porcelain and China Ware Company so you can understand why it is known by Tepco which is its trademark. Tepco produced a number of theme lines, one of which is the Pony Express Western Traveler. You will find that some pieces are marked simply 'Tepco', others may also have 'U.S.A.', and still other pieces may be marked 'Western Traveler. The Western Traveler pieces, especially plates and platters, have extensive detail.

Examples of Western Traveler (Pony Express)

Western Traveler platter and plate
Western Traveler platter and plate | Source


Western Traveler sauce bowl and saucer
Western Traveler sauce bowl and saucer | Source
Western Traveler sauce bowl and saucer showing marks on the bottom
Western Traveler sauce bowl and saucer showing marks on the bottom | Source

Homer Laughlin western china

When we think Homer Laughlin, usually their Fiesta pattern comes to mind. This company's western china surely was not intended for restaurants as it is not heavy and durable as is the Fiesta. The style of table is Rhythm and the china is marked with this ID; however, the name of the actual pattern is not shown. The colors are bright and attractive on a white background. A table set with this china presents a beautiful and interesting dining experience.

Homer Laughlin

Homer Laughlin sugar with lid and creamer
Homer Laughlin sugar with lid and creamer | Source
Homer Laughlin dinner plate
Homer Laughlin dinner plate | Source

Creamer and western-themed glasses

Western glasses -- the lettering and lasso should be brown, not reddish
Western glasses -- the lettering and lasso should be brown, not reddish | Source


As with the Wallace China (see previous hub) western-themed glasses work very well with Tepco place settings as do the individual creamers.

Red Wing Round Up

Round Up platter; plates though have a different image, cups/saucers too, etc.
Round Up platter; plates though have a different image, cups/saucers too, etc. | Source

Red Wing Round Up China

The Red Wing china company's designs are some of the most interesting and diverse I've seen. I was in my early twenties when I saw their Granada and simply could not resist it. I have fallen in love with almost every pattern since that time. A number of years ago someone told me that Red Wing had a western-theme pattern too. I looked and looked for it but, of course, without the internet was not able to find any pieces. I fantasized about the pattern, imagining the plates with a Caitlin or a Remington on each. I was totally shocked when I saw Round Up the first time and the caricatures decorating each piece. That's just like the designers at Red Wing .. creative and innovative.

Enjoy the Western Dinnerware

I have described and shown pictures of a few examples of western dinnerware. There are many more out there. If you decide to collect pieces, please keep in mind that many are expensive. Choose one pattern or more if they work well together ... happy hunting!


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)