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Vintage HLC Scale Catalogs and Treatments

Pictured above are Pound Sterling catalogs from the Homer Laughlin China Company. This particular set ranges from 1901 through 1929 and includes price scales for decorated ware based on shapes, grades, and assortments. They are particularly useful in dating when a specific shape and/or decoration was made available. They can also be used for decal and treatment identification.

The following mouth ewers come from toilet sets. Both have treatment numbers written in gold beside their backstamps. The ewer with treatment 2164 is HLC's Wyoming shape, and the one with 2216 is Duchess. A quick look in the pound sterling books gives a good description of the decals used as Flag Iris and Pink Daisy. For more on toilet ware treatments, see the table at the bottom of this page.

Treatments are listed in the catalog with a pattern number first, the pricing scale to be used, the shape, and then a description of the treatment. Here is an example of a few treatments used on the Seneca shape in 1909:

The information in the table below comes from the scale catalogs. Along the left hand column are the dates of the catalogs. Those in parentheses are years in which I don't have the catalogs. Along the top are various dinnerware shapes available from 1901-1929. Boxes shaded green indicate when that particular shape appeared in a given catalog.

It should not to be inferred from the table that American Beauty, Golden Gate, and Colonial were introduced in 1901. They originated in the late 1800s and were established shapes before this set of catalogs was published.

The number of treatments for each shape from 1901 to 1911 has been added to the table. American Beauty, Colonial, and Seneca peaked in 1903. Golden Gate starts to trail off in 1904 and is no longer listed by the 1906 catalog.

Click on the year below to view the entire contents of that particular price scale catalog.

Listings after the 1929 catalogs are catalogs and lists from various years from the 1930s into the 1970s. These can also be helpful in identification of wares made during those times. There may be a little more work in cross referencing a pattern. For example, in Modern Farmer, MF-9 references back to the Virginia Rose treatment, VR-387 whereas MF-20 goes back to the Nautilus pattern, N-225.

Most treatment numbers can be found on the undersides of oval bakers (and sometimes round vegetable bowls), and the undersides of casserole lids. This photo shows a Skytone round serving bowl with the treatment number SR-120 stamped in gold. Looking up the number in the Skytone list reveals the pattern as "Marcia" made for Sears in the 1950s.

The materials on this page have been gathered over the years by myself, Jo Cunningham, Joanne Jasper, and Darlene Nossaman. It is by no means complete. However, it is a good starting point should you wish to know more about vintage and collectible HLC wares.

American
Beauty
Golden
Gate
Colonial
Seneca
King
Charles
The
Angelus
Hudson
Niagara
Genesee
Empress
Republic
Kwaker
Yellowstone
Newell
1901
124
49
205
1902
124
49
224
89
1903
236
47
285
120
46
1904
141
3
174
54
64
1905
151
3
187
64
73
97
1906
121
147
64
58
132
1907
66
91
44
45
174
1908
40
58
17
174
64
1909
37
55
15
166
101
1910
141
123
70
1911
70
152
33
112
1912
1913
1914
1915
1916
(1917)
(1918)
1919
(1920)
1921
(1922)
1923
(1924)
(1925)
(1926)
1927
1928
1929
American
Beauty
Golden
Gate
Colonial
Seneca
King
Charles
The
Angelus
Hudson
Niagara
Genesee
Empress
Republic
Kwaker
Yellowstone
Newell
1930
This 1930 catalog is a partial photocopy which centers around Yellowstone, Kwaker, and various treatments for HLC customers. Prefixes such as "BB" stands for Butler Brothers while "JJ" stands for J. J, Newberry. Of particular interest are the 15 treatments listed for the elusive Oak cup and saucer set. An advertising copy of the Oak set is included in the link.
1932
The 1932 catalog highlights white body and yellow glaze wares and centers around Empress, Kwaker, Republic, Newell, Trellis, and Old Roman. It has no listings for Yellowstone or Wells.
1937
The 1937 catalog lists treatments for Nautilus (ivory and eggshell), Coronet, Georgian, Virginia Rose, Marigold, Century, Yellowstone, Empress, Kwaker, Wells, Orleans, Brittany, OvenServe, and Appletree.
1938
A special two-page listing of available patterns on the Swing Eggshell shape, dated January 1, 1938
1947
A special cost of manufacturing listing for Brittany, Century, Fiesta, Georgian Eggshell, Harlequin, Liberty, Nautilus Eggshell, Republic, Swing Eggshell, Theme Eggshell, Kitchen Kraft, and Specialty pieces. Dated July 1, 1947.
GEO
Georgian treatments. The first page has treatments on the regular, ivory Georgian body from the mid-1930s (G-1 to G-114). The remaining lists have pattern numbers used on the Georgian Eggshell shape, starting with G-3302. (These are not to be confused with the Genesee treatments from 1911 to 1916 which also used a "G" prefix.)
VIR
Virginia Rose treatments from the 1950s.
BRIT
Brittany treatments, starting with B-1309.
MOD
Modern Farmer treatment listings featuring twenty-five patterns. Dated June 1, 1941.
NAUT
Nautilus (Ivory) treatments from the 1950s, starting with N-211 and ending with N-445
NEGG
Nautilus Eggshell treatments. (The regular ivory and eggshell Nautilus treatment numbers should not be confused with Niagara treatments from circa 1910. All three shapes used an "N" prefix.)
THM
Theme Eggshell treatments from the 1950s with twenty listings.
LIB
Liberty treatment listings from the 1950s. List starts with L-600 and ends at L-651.
RHY
Rhythm treatments from the 1950s with RY-102 through RY-370.
DEB
Debutante treatments from the early 1950s with eight listings.
SKY
Skytone treatments from the early 1950s.
CHM
Charm House treatments from the early 1950s with eight listings.
APP
Applique treatments which use Brittany flatware and either Charm House or Brittany hollowware.
CAV
Cavalier treatments from CV-69 to CV-112.
UGS
Underglaze treatments, 1950s-1960s. The first batch refers to Dura-Print lines using Rhythm flatware and Charm House hollowware. Other underglaze treatments are also listed in this section using Obit and Vogue hollowware.
TRI
Trimph treatments from a list dated December 12, 1965.
ERK
A general listing of treatments still available on the older Empress, Republic, Kwaker, and Ivora (Rose and Poppy for Colgate) shapes. Also included are the Tom & Jerry sets and children's sets in vellum glazes. Early 1950s.
MSC1
Miscellaneous treatments listing various shapes and customers from the 1950s
MSC2
Small list of treatments dated December 6, 1978. This list includes both Fiesta Amberstone and Casusalstone.
HRTH
Treatment list for the Hearthside shape, dated 1978.

One of the problems with the toilet ware treatments in the pricing catalogs is that they are grouped by scale numbers rather than appearing in numerical order. Also, it can be difficult to find a treatment number from one year to the next as patterns were added and discontinued. The table below lists all the toilet ware treatments that appear in the catalogs listed on this web site. They are in numerical order with the year they first appear in a pricing catalog as well as the specific scale grouping in which it can be found. For example, if you wanted to look up pattern 2211, the corresponding year of 1903 is listed as a link. You would need to click on the year and then scroll down to the Scale 9 listing.

In 1911, the number of treatments available was cut back. Only three new patterns were offered in 1912 and just one in 1913 (pattern 2411). By 1914, the list of toilet ware treatments began to stagnate with no new offerings. By the late teens, the number of available treatments started to get less and less. Surprisingly, eight patterns were created for Duchess and Mingo in 1923 - treatments 2412-2419. Pattern 2419 would be the last toilet ware decoraton created. No toilet ware was listed after the 1929 scale catalog.

Treatment
Year
Scale
0202
1901
S4
0232
1901
S4
0252
1901
S4
0262
1902
S3½
0272
1902
S3½
1210
1901
S4
1213
1901
S2
1224
1901
S4
1231
1901
S9
1243
1901
S4
1245
1901
S4
1250
1901
S2
1256
1901
S4
1263
1901
S2
1264
1901
S4
1278
1901
S2
1279
1901
S2
1294
1901
S4
1311
1901
S4
1330
1901
S9
1331
1901
S4
1340
1901
S5/S7
1341
1901
S13
1346
1901
S13
1347
1901
S13
1348
1901
S4
1350
1901
S4
1351
1901
S13
1662
1902
S3½
1672
1902
S3½
2001
1901
S4
2002
1901
S4
2003
1901
S6
2004
1901
S9
2005
1901
S9
2010
1901
S9
2011
1901
S9
2012
1901
S9
2020
1901
S2
2023
1901
S2
2025
1901
S2
2026
1901
S2
2027
1901
S2
2029
1904
S2
2050
1901
S6
2051
1901
S6
2052
1901
S6
2053
1901
S6
2060
1901
S13
2061
1901
S13
2062
1901
S13
2063
1901
S13
2065
1901
S13
2066
1901
S13
2070
1901
S9
2071
1901
S11
2072
1901
S11
2073
1901
S11
2074
1901
S11
2075
1901
S11
2076
1901
S8
2077
1901
S11
2078
1901
S8
2079
1901
S6
2080
1901
S6
2081
1901
S6
2082
1901
S8
2083
1901
S8
2084
1901
S8
2085
1901
S11
2086
1901
S11
2087
1901
S11
2088
1901
S8
2089
1901
S11
2090
1901
S11
2091
1901
S3
2092
1901
S3
2093
1901
S3
2094
1901
S8
2095
1901
S11
2096
1901
S8
2097
1901
S11
2098
1901
S14
2099
1901
S14
02099
1901
S9
2100
1901
S11
2101
1901
S13
Treatment
Year
Scale
2102
1901
S11
2103
1901
S8
2104
1901
S11
2105
1901
S8
2106
1901
S11
2107
1901
S8
2108
1901
S11
2109
1901
S8
2110
1901
S11
2111
1901
S9
2112
1901
S15
2113
1901
S2
2114
1901
S2
2115
1901
S2
2116
1901
S2
2117
1901
S13
2118
1901
S17
2119
1901
S19
2120
1901
S17
2121
1901
S19
2122
1901
S17
2123
1901
S19
2124
1901
S17
2125
1901
S19
2126
1901
S8
2127
1901
S8
2128
1901
S11
2129
1901
S14
2130
1901
S14
2131
1901
S13
2132
1901
S2
2133
1901
S2
2134
1901
S2
2135
1901
S2
2136
1901
S2
2140
1902
S3½
2141
1902
S3½
2143
1902
S18
2145
1902
S3½
2146
1902
S3½
2148
1902
S18
2150
1902
S3½
2151
1902
S3½
2153
1902
S18
2155
1902
S20
2156
1902
S18
2157
1902
S18
2160
1902
S3½
2161
1902
S3½
2163
1904
S3½
2164
1902
S3½
2165
1902
S3½
2166
1902
S2
2167
1902
S2
2168
1903
S2
2170
1903
S8
2172
1903
S8
2173
1903
S6
2174
1903
S8
2175
1903
S11
2176
1903
S11
2177
1903
S11
2178
1903
S8
2179
1903
S6
2180
1903
S3½
2181
1903
S3½
2182
1903
S3½
2183
1903
S8
2184
1903
S8
2186
1903
S9
2188
1903
S9
2193
1905
S8
2200
1903
S9
2201
1903
S9
2202
1903
S16
2203
1903
S16
2204
1903
S8
2205
1903
S16
2206
1903
S9
2207
1903
S8
2208
1903
S8
2209
1903
S8
2210
1903
S15
2211
1903
S9
2212
1903
S8
2213
1903
S3½
2214
1903
S3½
Treatment
Year
Scale
2215
1903
S3½
2216
1903
S3½
2217
1903
S3½
2218
1903
S3½
2219
1903
S8
2220
1903
S3½
2221
1903
S16
2222
1903
S13
2223
1903
S8
2224
1903
S13
2225
1903
S13
2226
1903
S9
2227
1903
S9
2228
1903
S8
2229
1903
S4
2230
1903
S4
2231
1903
S4
2232
1904
S2
2233
1904
S2
2234
1904
S2
2235
1904
S3
2236
1904
S3
2237
1904
S4
2238
1904
S4
2239
1904
S4
2240
1904
S11
2241
1904
S13
2242
1904
S3½
2243
1904
S9
2244
1904
S2
2245
1904
S3½
2246
1904
S8
2247
1905
S9
2249
1905
S8
2250
1905
S4
2251
1905
S9
2252
1905
S15
2253
1905
S15
2254
1905
S11
2255
1905
S15
2256
1905
S15
2257
1905
S3½
2258
1905
S3½
2259
1905
S4
2260
1905
S4
2261
1905
S2
2262
1905
S2
2265
1905
S4
2266
1905
S4
2267
1905
S9
2268
1905
S9
2269
1905
S2
2270
1905
S2
2271
1905
S3½
2272
1905
S3½
2273
1905
S9
2274
1905
S9
2277
1906
S15
2279
1906
S3
2280
1906
S3
2281
1906
S3½
2282
1906
S3½
2283
1906
S3½
2284
1906
S3½
2285
1906
S3½
2286
1906
S3½
2287
1906
S3½
2288
1906
S3½
2289
1906
S3½
2290
1906
S3½
2291
1906
S3½
2292
1906
S3½
2293
1906
S6
2294
1906
S6
2295
1906
S8
2296
1906
S8
2297
1906
S8
2298
1906
S8
2299
1906
S8
2301
1906
S8
2302
1906
S8
2303
1906
S8
2304
1906
S8
2305
1906
S9
2306
1906
S9
2307
1906
S9
2308
1906
S9
Treatment
Year
Scale
2309
1906
S9
2310
1906
S9
2311
1906
S9
2312
1906
S9
2314
1906
S9
2315
1906
S9
2316
1906
S9
2317
1906
S13
2318
1906
S8
2319
1906
S8
2320
1906
S8
2321
1907
S3½
2322
1907
S3½
2323
1907
S5
2324
1907
S6
2325
1907
S6
2326
1907
S6
2327
1907
S6
2328
1907
S6
2329
1907
S6
2330
1907
S6
2331
1907
S6
2332
1907
S3½
2333
1907
S9
2334
1907
S2
2335
1907
S2
2336
1907
S3
2337
1907
S3½
2338
1907
S3½
2339
1907
S3½
2340
1902
S5
2341
1907
S5
2342
1907
S5
2343
1907
S5
2344
1907
S6
2345
1907
S6
2346
1907
S6
2347
1907
S6
2348
1907
S6
2349
1907
S8
2350
1907
S8
2351
1907
S8
2352
1907
S11
2353
1907
S11
2354
1907
S11
2355
1907
S11
2356
1907
S11
2357
1907
S11
2358
1907
S13
2359
1907
S4
2360
1907
S4
2361
1907
S5
2362
1908
S2
2363
1908
S3½
2364
1908
S2
2365
1908
S6
2366
1908
S6
2367
1908
S4
2368
1908
S8
2369
1908
S4
2370
1908
S8
2371
1908
S8
2372
1908
S6
2373
1908
S4
2374
1908
S6
2375
1908
S6
2376
1908
S6
2377
1910
S3½
2378
1910
S3½
2379
1910
S3½
2380
1909
S3½
2381
1909
S3½
2382
1909
S3½
2383
1909
S3½
2384
1909
S3½
2385
1909
S3½
2386
1909
S3½
2387
1909
S3½
2388
1909
S4
2389
1909
S5
2390
1910
S3½
2391
1910
S5
2392
1910
S5
2393
1910
S6
2394
1910
S5
2395
1910
S6
2396
1910
S6
Treatment
Year
Scale
2397
1910
S6
2398
1910
S6
2399
1910
S3½
2400
1911
S5
2401
1911
S4
2402
1911
S4
2403
1911
S3½
2404
1911
S3½
2405
1911
S3½
2408
1912
S2
2409
1912
S2
2410
1912
S2
2411
1913
S4
2412
1923
S9
2413
1923
S9
2414
1923
S9
2415
1923
S9
2416
1923
S9
2417
1923
S9
2418
1923
S9
2419
1923
S9
2501
1901
S4
2631
1901
S4
2781
1901
S4
2791
1901
S4
7001
1902
S3
7002
1902
S3
7003
1902
S3
7004
1902
S3
7006
1903
S2
7007
1903
S2
7008
1903
S2
7010
1902
S11
7011
1902
S3½
7012
1902
S3½
7013
1902
S3½
7014
1902
S3½
7015
1902
S9
7020
1902
S11
7021
1902
S4
7022
1902
S4
7023
1902
S4
7024
1902
S4
7025
1902
S9
7026
1903
S4
7027
1903
S4
7028
1903
S4
7030
1902
S11
7035
1902
S9
7040
1902
S11
7045
1902
S9
7050
1902
S11
7051
1905
S2
7052
1905
S2
7053
1905
S2
7054
1905
S2
7055
1902
S9
7056
1905
S2
7057
1905
S2
7058
1905
S2
7060
1902
S11
7063
1905
S3
7064
1905
S3
7065
1902
S9
7066
1903
S8
7067
1903
S8
7068
1903
S8
7069
1903
S8
7070
1905
S13
7071
1903
S4
7072
1903
S4
7073
1903
S4
7074
1903
S4
7076
1903
S4
7077
1903
S4
7078
1903
S4
7079
1904
S8
7080
1905
S13
7085
1903
S8
7086
1903
S15
7087
1903
S9
7088
1903
S15
7090
1903
S13
7091
1903
S15
7092
1903
S13

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