Historical Images of Porter County

American China Products Company
Chesterton, Indiana

Date: Circa 1925
Source Type: Postcard
Publisher, Printer, Photographer: P. L. Huckins
Postmark: None
Collection: Steven R. Shook
Remark: The American China Products Company began operations in Chesterton in 1922 and was backed by the Aluminum Company of America. The company produced restaurant dinnerware for hotels and other institutional purchasers. The manufacturing facility was located on the north side of Broadway between Ninth and Twelfth Streets. The Fraunfelter China Company, located in Ohio, purchased American China Products Company in 1923. In December of 1925, Fraunfelter China Company closed their Chesterton manufacturing facility. In May of 1931, Fraunfelter China Company sold the American China Products Company operations; however, at the time of this sale the Chesterton manufacturing plant had not been in operation since December of 1925.

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