Item Number: #688
Production Dates: 1915-1982
The Fostoria American Individual Creamer can be found as a separate item, or as part of the 3-Piece Individual Cream and Sugar Set. The Individual Creamer is a pioneering piece in the American line. It debuted in the 1915 Catalog Supplement that first introduced the American pattern, and it continuously stayed in production until the very end – circa 1982.
The Individual Creamer is about 3″ tall and has a holding capacity of approximately 4 ounces. The 3-Piece Set included a third item – a Sugar and Cream Tray, and it has a measurement of approximately 8″ from handle to handle. The same Tray was used for both the Individual and Tea-sized Cream and Sugar Sets. Of the two sets, the Individual Cream and Sugar Set is the largest. The Tea Cream and Sugar Set is the smallest.
I have posted a photo above that shows the Tea Creamer and the Individual Creamer, side-by-side. Hopefully this picture will help some collectors distinguish between the two sizes. Please study the photo, as some published books on Fostoria American have the photos of the Tea and Individual Cream and Sugar 3-Piece Sets reversed, which has created a bit of confusion.
As mentioned earlier, the Individual Creamer (AKA Individual Cream) was first introduced in 1915. This item, along with the Individual Sugar, were continuously produced until 1982. The 8″ Tray was not introduced until 1938; however, it also remained in production until 1982. If you are interested in purchasing similar Fostoria American items, please click the following sponsored link for available Cream and Sugars on eBay.