sanitary and druggists' ware (Lee 1895); sanitary and druggist earthenware (Industrial Directory 1906); sanitary earthenware (Industrial Directory 1909); plumbers' and druggists' items (Robinson and Feeny 1980:53)
The Bellmark Pottery Company was incorporated on February 2, 1911 and dissolved December 23, 1911 (Secretary of State 1914).
This pottery was erected in 1894 (Harney 1929).
“Bellmark was founded in 1893 by Sidney, Robert and Hughes Oliphant. They manufactured plumbers’ and druggists items” (Robinson and Feeny 1980:53).
Fitzgerald, Thomas F. 1895-1900. “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.
Lee, Francis B. 1895. “History of Trenton, New Jersey.” F.T. Smiley & Company, Trenton, New Jersey.
Jervis, William P. 1897. “A Book of Pottery Marks.” Press of Hayes Bros., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Bellmark Pottery Company. 1899. “Sanitary Earthenware.” Trenton, New Jersey.
Fitzgerald, Thomas F. 1901-1921. “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. 1906. “The Industrial Directory of New Jersey.” Trenton, New Jersey.
New Jersey Bureau of Industrial Statistics. 1909. “The Industrial Directory of New Jersey.” Trenton, New Jersey.
Newark Museum Association. 1914. “The Work of The Potteries of New Jersey: From 1685 to 1876 , Being Extracts from ‘The Pottery and Porcelain of the United States,’ by Edwin Atlee Barber and Marks of New Jersey Potteries, as Reproduced from ‘Pottery,’ Published by The Thomas Maddock’s Sons Company.” Newark Museum Association, Newark, New Jersey.
Secretary of State. 1914. “Corporations of New Jersey, List of Certificates to December 31, 1911.” MacCrellish & Quigley, Trenton, New Jersey.
Harney, W.J. 1929. “Trenton’s First Potteries.” Sunday Times Advertiser, July 7, 14, 21 and 28, 1929.
Thorn, C. Jordan. 1947. “Handbook of Old Pottery & Porcelain Marks.” Tudor Publishing Company, New York, New York.
Robinson, Dorothy and Bill Feeny. 1980. “The Official Price Guide to American Pottery & Porcelain.” House of Collectibles, Orlando, Florida.
Lehner, Lois. 1988. “Lehner’s Encyclopedia of U.S. Marks on Pottery, Porcelain & Clay.” Collector Books, Paducah, Kentucky.
Other firms at this site:
Bellmark Pottery Company
Block and Lot:
46F/2; 230E/176, 291
Historic Street Address:
New York Avenue and Sylvester; 316 New York Avenue; 430 New York Avenue
City of Trenton