Buffalo Pottery was established in 1901, primarily to produce premiums for the Larkin Soap Manufacturing Co. The company began making vitrified hotel ware in 1915 using the 'Buffalo China' backstamp about that time. By the mid-1920s, vitrified commercial china became the company's main line of business. Their name was officially changed to Buffalo China Inc. in 1956. Buffalo China became a subsidiary of Oneida Ltd. in 1983. Although the US factory closed in the beginning of 2001, foreign-made Buffalo China is still being sold today. Unidentified patterns that begin with a BUF or ONE number match Replacements unidentified pattern classifications.