In operation 1860-1878
White ironstone china (Millington, Astbury & Colcough 1865/66 advertisement)
“Fire Last Evening. — About six o’clock last evening a fire broke out in the packing shed of Millington, Asbury & Co.’s pottery on Perry Street. An alarm was instantly sounded and the fire department hastened to the scene, but as the building was of wood and contained a quantity of straw used for packing the crates of crockery, the flames speedily consumed it. Fortunately, however, the main building was not damaged.”
— “Fire Last Evening.” Trenton State Gazette, Thursday, December 20, 1866.
“The Manufactories of Trenton. Article II. The Pottery Trade.” Trenton State Gazette, Monday, August 27, 1866.
“Fire Last Evening.” Trenton State Gazette, Thursday, December 20, 1866.
Industries of New Jersey, Trenton, Princeton, Hightstown, Pennington and Hopewell. 1882. Historical Publishing Company, New York, New York, Newark, New Jersey and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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.
Wetherbee, Jean. 1996. White Ironstone: A Collector’s Guide. Antique Trader Books, Dubuque, Iowa.
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:
Millington, Astbury & Co.; Millington, Astbury & Poulson; Millington, Astbury & Colclough; Millington & Astbury; Millington, Astbury & Maddock; Astbury & Maddock
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
Beers, F. W. 1870 Map of the City of Trenton, New Jersey. F.W. Beers & Company, New York, New York. (Shown as “Millington & Astbury Potty”)
Everts & Stewart. 1875 Combination Atlas Map of Mercer County. Everts and Stewart, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Shown as “Pottery”)
|Name in census||Millington & Astbury|
|Type of power 1||1 Steam Engine|
|Machine name 1||Jiggers, Grinding Pans, etc.|
|Machine quantity 1||4|
|Raw material type 1||Coals|
|Raw material quantity 1||900 tons|
|Raw material value 1||4850|
|Raw material type 2||Ball Clay|
|Raw material type 3||Kalon Clay [Kaolin]|
|Raw material type 4||Flint|
|Raw material type 5||Spar|
|Raw material type 6||Chemicals|
|Raw material type 7||Lead|
|Raw material type 8||Total|
|Raw material quantity 2||150 tons|
|Raw material quantity 3||50 tons|
|Raw material quantity 4||200 tons|
|Raw material quantity 5||150 tons|
|Raw material quantity 6||10 tons|
|Raw material quantity 7||500 tons|
|Raw material value 2||1420|
|Raw material value 3||1275|
|Raw material value 4||3000|
|Raw material value 5||2720|
|Raw material value 6||320|
|Raw material value 7||16200|
|Raw material value 8||16200|
|Product type 1||White Earthen Ware|
|Product value 1||40000|
|Male hands above 16||29|
|Female hands above 16||7|