In operation 1878-1929
Plumbers’ earthenware and under-glaze decorated tea, toilet and dinner sets, etc. (Industries of New Jersey 1882)
Sanitary earthenware, druggists’ ware, underglaze painted ware, scale plates, etc. (Woodward and Hageman 1883)
Plumbing and sanitary earthenware, druggists sundries, and specialties of every description pertaining to the plumbing trade (Quarter Century’s Progress 1887:278)
Sanitary earthenware, underglazed and overglazed decorated toilet ware, umbrella stands, jardinieres (Trenton Board of Trade 1900)
Sanitary earthenware (Industrial Directory 1901, 1906)
Vitreous chinaware (Industrial Directory 1909)
Chinaware (Industrial Directory 1912)
Sanitary earthenware (Industrial Directory 1918, 1927)
“The business carried on prior to 1872 was the manufacture of table ware. In that year they commenced the manufacture of sanitary earthenware. Previous to this time all the sanitary earthenware used in this country was imported, and persons desiring a special style or design were compelled to submit to great delays on account of the impossibility of personal interview with the manufacturer, and many new patented articles were abandoned after many futile attempts to have them made in Europe. This firm was the first to manufacture successfully druggists’ sundries, such as wedgwood mortars and pestles, evaporating dishes, and photograph trays, etc. etc., also the production of under-glaze decorated ware. The result of the efforts of Messrs. Thomas Maddock & Sons has dispelled that timid affectation which formerly led dealers to recommend their goods as ‘the best imported,’ and to encourage the consumer to purchase the best domestic articles. Another result is that the cost of the goods has been reduced fully fifty per cent.”
— Quarter-Century’s Progress of New Jersey’s Leading Manufacturing Centres. Dover. 1887. International Publishing Company, New York.
Quarter-Century’s Progress of New Jersey’s Leading Manufacturing Centres. Dover. 1887. International Publishing Company, New York.
Thomas Maddock’s Sons Co. 1910. Pottery: A History of the Pottery Industry and Its Evolution as Applied to Sanitation. Thomas Maddock’s Sons Company, Trenton, New Jersey.
Thomas Maddock’s Sons Co. 1916. Manufacturers of Sanitary Earthenware. Thomas Maddock’s Sons Company, Trenton, New Jersey.
Thomas Maddock’s Sons Co. 1920. Sanitary Plumbing Fixtures. Thomas Maddock’s Sons Company, Trenton, New Jersey.
Thomas Maddock’s Sons Co. c. 1920. Maddock Bathrooms. Thomas Maddock’s Sons Company, Trenton, New Jersey.
Harney, W.J. 1929 “Trenton’s First Potteries.” Sunday Times Advertiser, July 7, 14, 21 and 28, 1929.
Van Hoesen, Walter Hamilton. 1973. Crafts and Craftsmen of New Jersey. Associated University Presses, Inc., Cranbury, New Jersey.
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:
Thomas Maddock & Sons Company; Thomas Maddock's Sons Company
Block and Lot:
10B; 11A; 12C/29, 103
Historic Street Address:
106 Ewing Street and Perry Street; Perry Street near Canal; 106 Ewing Street and 94 Carroll Street; Ewing & Ogden
City of Trenton
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 K: shown as “Carroll St. Pottery Thos. Maddock”)
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 “Wellington & Co.”)
Sanborn, D. A. 1874. Insurance Diagrams of Trenton. Corrected to 1886. D.A. Sanborn, New York, New York. (Plate 14: shown as “Carroll St. Pottery”)
Sanborn‑Perris Map Company. 1890. Insurance Maps of the City of Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey. Sanborn‑Perris Map Company, New York, New York. (Plate 13: shown as “Thomas Maddock & Sons Pottery”)
Scarlett & Scarlett. 1890. Scarlett & Scarlett’s Fire Insurance Map of Mercer County. Scarlett & Scarlett, Newark, New Jersey. (Plate 51: shown as “John Moses’ Glasgow Pottery”)
Lathrop, J. M. 1905. Atlas of the City of Trenton and Borough of Princeton. A.H. Mueller & Company, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Plate 8: shown as “Thomas Maddock’s Sons Co.”)
Sanborn Map Company. 1908. Insurance Maps of the City of Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey, Volume 1. Sanborn Map Company, New York, New York. (Vol.1, plate 8: shown as “Carroll St. Pottery” on Mulheron’s Alley and included in the “Thomas Maddock’s Sons The Moses Plant” Carroll St. complex)
Sanborn Map Company. 1927. Insurance Maps of the City of Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey. Sanborn Map Company, New York, New York. (Vol.1, plate 49: shown as “Thomas Maddock’s Sons Co. The Moses Plant”)
Franklin Survey Co. 1930. Real Estate Plat‑Book of the City of Trenton and Borough of Princeton, Mercer County, New Jersey. Franklin Survey Co., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Plate 29: shown as “Thomas Maddock’s Sons”)
|Name in census||Thomas Maddock|
|Number of hands||95|
|Males above 16||80|
|Females above 15||6|
|May to Nov hours||10|
|Nov to May hours||10|
|Total wages in year||41600|
|Full time months||12|
|Value of raw material||25000|
|Value of product||90000|
|Number of engines||1|