It is the only decade that uses numbers for the months and single numbers for the years.
The Genesee shape is the only HLC shape produced entirely within the 1911-1919 time frame, so if a piece of Genesee has a date code, it will be in the format shown below.
However, the codes used for 19 are essentially the same.
University of Arizona official publications are archived at Special Collections (located next to the Main Library).You can find UA materials in the library catalog by searching "University of Arizona" as either the author or subject.By 1917, the cursive style lettering was replaced by typeface.For 19, the shape names were still used, as was a number for the month.The Homer Laughlin China Company has marked their wares with a wide variety of backstamps.
Shown to the right is an early Laughlin Brothers mark on a Cable shape sauceboat.The only shapes made in the early 1920s and the early 1930s are Empress, Republic, and Kwaker.If there is any doubt left, especially with these three shapes, then you may have to look at the decorative treatments and try to figure out the era to which it belongs.Towards the end of 1932, HLC started using two digits for the year. Many lines made during this time also included the shape name.Unfortunately, there were many lines from the 30s to the 60s that were marked, but lacked any type of date code.Academic catalogs include course descriptions, academic degree programs and requirements, fees, lists of faculty, and more.