In operation 1862-1868
“Fire on Sunday, — The alarm of fire about noon on Sunday was caused by a fire breaking out around the base of one of the kilns in Brearley & Stephens’ Pottery, on East Canal street. The kiln was filled with ware which was in process of baking, and some woodwork on the outside by some accident became ignited. — The Fire Department were promptly on the spot and soon succeeded in extinguishing the flames. The loss was but slight.”
— “Fire on Sunday.” Trenton State Gazette, Tuesday, February 5, 1867.
“The Manufactories of Trenton. Article II. The Pottery Trade.” Trenton State Gazette, Monday, August 27, 1866.
“Fire on Sunday.” Trenton State Gazette, Tuesday, February 5, 1867.
Woodward, E.M. and J.F. Hageman. 1883. History of Burlington and Mercer Counties. Everts and Peck, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
“Greenwood Pottery Co., East Canal Street est. 1861, inc. 1862.” State Gazette, July 31, 1897.
“James Tams Dies after Notable Life as Potter.” Trenton Evening Times, November 12, 1910.
Harney, W.J. 1929. “Trenton’s First Potteries.” Sunday Times Advertiser, July 7, 14, 21 and 28, 1929.
“James Tams, Dean among Potters.” 1938. Bulletin of the American Ceramic Society 17 (January):35-36.
Frelinghuysen, Alice Cooney. 1989. American Porcelain, 1770-1920. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York.
Other firms at this site:
Stephens & Tams Company
Block and Lot:
7C/15; NJ RT 26
Historic Street Address:
E. Canal St. near Grand; E. Canal St. near Creek; E. Canal St. on State St.; E. Canal near Mercer Cemetery; Canal near Creek; E. Canal near Grand Ave.; E. Canal near Clinton; 2 Canal near S. Clinton Ave.
City of Trenton