Tepco Broken Wagon Wheel pattern china divided plates 10 pc set restaurant ware. Airbrushed wagon wheels, cow skull and cactus motif make for a gorgeous complete set, a vintage dishes collectors dream come true! This Tepco Broken Wagon Wheel plate set is in perfect condition.
Size measures: 10-1/2" diameter
Technical Porcelain and China Ware Company (Tepco) created heavy duty vitrified china for the restaurant and hospitality industries in El Cerrito, CA from 1930 to 1968. Tepco also had contracts with the US government to produce custom china for the Navy, Army & Veterans Administration.
Tepco was a leader in the durable china tableware market for years, making over 50 different patterns, Western Traveler is but one of their western themed motifs. For a look at some of the other styles Tepco offered click here. On a less than environmentally friendly note, Tepco used to dump their rejects into the San Francisco Bay (I know...) but, today at Point Isabel, CA there is what is known as "Tepco Beach". Tepco Beach is made almost entirely of broken shards of Tepco china, tooling around you'll find bits and pieces of every pattern Tepco produced! Their existence after tumbling in the waves for the last 45+ years speaks to the true durability of their dishware.