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P.O. Box 35
Philomath, OR 97370
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Museum Hours:
Tuesday - Saturday
10:00am - 4:30pm

Featured artifact: Copeland Spode china
Florence pattern cup and saucer
Copeland Spode china
After 1928

William Copeland acquired the Spode factory in 1847. The company introduced the original Florence pattern, based on a Renaissance manuscript, in 1880. It introduced this revised version (pattern 2/8411) in 1928.

On the televison show Desparate Housewives, the character Bree Van de Kamp uses this same china for her fancy dinner parties.

Florence pattern Copeland Spode china
Florence pattern Copeland Spode china

Florence pattern tea cup
Florence pattern tea cup

Spode Florence pattern saucer
Spode Florence pattern saucer

Oregon State University Horner Museum Collection
sponsored and supported in part by the
Horner Museum Fund


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© 2008 - 2014 Benton County Historical Society & Museum
Philomath, Oregon
The Benton County Historical Society is a nonprofit corporation that operates museum facilities for the preservation of history and culture.  Its mission is to:

  1. Preserve the material and intellectual culture of Benton County, Oregon, by acquiring and caring for significant collections that illustrate and interpret the history of the area and its relationship to the world;
  2. Enrich people's lives through exhibitions and educational programs.