porcelain hardware specialties and electrical porcelain, porcelain doorknobs (Industrial Directory 1901)
This company was originally established in Corona, Long Island in 1863 as the French China Works. Products consisted of porcelain hardware specialties and electrical porcelain, also jet and brown door knobs and specialties. The pottery had a siding on the Pennsylvania Railroad (Trenton Board of Trade 1900:81).
This company was founded in 1895 by N.W. Boch (Robinson and Feeny 1980:51).
City directories indicate that the American Porcelain Works was initially located on Breunig Avenue and moved to this location in 1899.
Fitzgerald, Thomas F. 1899-1900. “Fitzgerald’s Trenton and Mercer County Directory, Together with a Directory of Bordentown, Burlington, Mount Holly and Lambertville, NJ and Morrisville, PA, Included a Fund of Information Concerning Public and Private Institutions, National, State, County, City and Borough Governments, Gathered from Reliable and Official Sources.” Thomas F. Fitzgerald, Trenton, New Jersey.
Trenton Board of Trade. 1900. “Industrial Trenton and Vicinity.” George A. Wolf Publishers, Wilmington, Delaware.
Fitzgerald, Thomas F. 1901-1912. “Fitzgerald’s Trenton and Mercer County Directory, Together with a Directory of Bordentown, Burlington, Mount Holly and Lambertville, NJ.” Thomas F. Fitzgerald, Trenton, New Jersey.
New Jersey Bureau of Industrial Statistics. 1901. “The Industrial Directory of New Jersey.” Trenton, New Jersey.
Secretary of State. 1914. “Corporation of New Jersey, List of Certificates to December 31, 1911.” MacCrellish & Quigley, Trenton, New Jersey.
Robinson, Dorothy and Bill Feeny. 1980. “The Official Price Guide to American Pottery & Porcelain.” House of Collectibles, Orlando, Florida.
American Porcelain Works
Block and Lot:
19E-2A/16, 35, 68, 75, 80, 86, 95, 237
Historic Street Address:
Murray Street corner of Artisan Street; Murray Street near West End Avenue
City of Trenton