In operation 1865-1887
Bisque and white granite ware (Abramson and Karschner 1978)
Stone china, bisque, and white granite goods, “Yedda” dinnerware, a “Wheat” jug, “Cable” dinnerware and jug, a “Rose” jug, also chamber sets in “Bamboo,” “Rustic,” and “Bullion,” etc. … Yedda dinnerware had an “all over Daisy pattern painted in deep underglaze blue heightened by gold” (Lehner 1980:24)
“The American Crockery Company have the distinctive honor of having been the first pottery in the city of Trenton, if not in this country, to take up the business of decorating their own production of white goods, and from a beginning that would now be considered ridiculously small, they have made the decorating branch the principal department of their business.”
— “Among the Potters.” Trenton Evening Times, Sunday, November 15, 1885.
“The Manufactories of Trenton. Article II. The Pottery Trade.” Trenton State Gazette, Monday, August 27, 1866.
Woodward, E.M. and John F. Hageman. 1883. History of Burlington and Mercer Counties. Everts and Peck, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
“Among the Potters.” Trenton Evening Times, Sunday, November 15, 1885.
Harney, W.J. 1929. “Trenton’s First Potteries.” Sunday Times Advertiser, July 7, 14, 21 and 28, 1929.
Goldberg, David J. 1998. Preliminary Notes on the Pioneer Potters and Potteries of Trenton, N.J.: The First Thirty Years – 1852 – 1882 (And Beyond). Privately published, Trenton, New Jersey.
Other firms at this site:
East Trenton Crockery & Kaolin Company; Fisk & Cheeseman; Fisk's Pottery; American Crockery Company
Block and Lot:
Historic Street Address:
New York Avenue near Mulberry Street; Delaware and Raritan Canal above Rose Street
Everts & Stewart. 1875 Combination Atlas Map of Mercer County. Everts and Stewart, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Shown as “Fisk’s Pottery”)
Robinson, E., and R. H. Pidgeon. 1881. Atlas of the City of Trenton and Suburbs New Jersey: From Actual Surveys and Official Records. E. Robinson, New York, New York. (Plate R: shown as “American Crockery Co.”)
Haven, C. C. 1882. A New Real Estate and Insurance Map of the City of Trenton Including Chambersburg, Millham, and Parts of Ewing, Lawrence, and Hamilton Townships, Mercer County. E.P. Noll & Co., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Shown as “American Crockery Co. Pliny Fisk Prest.”)
Sanborn, D. A. 1874. Insurance Diagrams of Trenton. Corrected to 1886. D.A. Sanborn, New York, New York. (Plate 16: shown as “American Crockery Co.”)
|Name in census||American Crockery Co.|
|Number of hands||189|
|Males above 16||90|
|Females above 15||43|
|May to Nov hours||10|
|Nov to May hours||10|
|Total wages in year||85000|
|Full time months||12|
|Value of raw material||40000|
|Value of product||140000|
|Number of engines||1|