Saving Part Of California's History, One Dish At A Time05:27
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From 1930 to 1968, TEPCO, the Technical Porcelain and Chinaware Company, made dishes at its factory in El Cerrito, California. (Ariel Plotnick/KQED)MoreCloseclosemore
From 1930 to 1968, TEPCO, the Technical Porcelain and Chinaware Company, made dishes at its factory in El Cerrito, California. (Ariel Plotnick/KQED)

From 1930 to 1968, TEPCO, the Technical Porcelain and Chinaware Company, made dishes — the kind you might find at a diner — at its factory in El Cerrito, California.

The dishes might seem pretty ordinary. But they're actually quite meaningful to a small band of collectors all over the state. Ariel Plotnick (@arielplotnick) from KQED reports.

This segment aired on July 11, 2018.

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