In operation 1859-1875
The first white earthenware (Rhodes & Yates) (Boyd 1877)
Cane-colored and white granite wares (Trenton State Gazette, Monday, August 27, 1866)
“The second pottery was built by Mr. Attersley [sic], on the property where the establishment of Messrs. Yates & Titus now stands. This he worked in connection with Mr. William Young, and commenced the manufacture of porcelain door knobs and trimmings. These potteries were subsequently purchased by Messrs. Yates & Rhodes, who in 1857 introduced the manufacture of white crockery, known to the trade as C.C. (cane color), and W.G. (white granite) wares.”
— “The Manufactories of Trenton. Article II. The Pottery Trade.” Trenton State Gazette, Monday, August 27, 1866.
“The Manufactories of Trenton. Article II. The Pottery Trade.” Trenton State Gazette, Monday, August 27, 1866.
“The Manufactories of Trenton. Article III. The Pottery Trade – Continued.” Trenton State Gazette, Wednesday, August 29, 1866.
Raum, J.O. 1871. History of the City of Trenton. W.T. Nicholson & Co., Trenton, New Jersey.
“The Trenton Potteries 20 years Ago and To-Day.” Trenton State Gazette, Monday, October 6, 1879.
Woodward, E.M. and J.F. Hageman. 1883. History of Burlington and Mercer Counties. Everts and Peck, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Harney, W.J. 1929. “Trenton’s First Potteries.” Sunday Times Advertiser, July 7, 14, 21 and 28, 1929.
Podmore, Harry J. 1951. “City Pottery.” Sunday Times Advertiser, August 5, 1951.
Frelinghuysen, Alice Cooney. 1989. American Porcelain, 1770-1920. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York.
Other firms at this site:
Rhodes & Yates; Rhodes Yates & Co.; Higginson, Rhodes & Titus; Higginson, Rhodes & Yates; Yates & Titus; Yates & Titus City Pottery; Yates, Bennett & Allen; City Pottery Company
Block and Lot:
Historic Street Address:
Perry St. between East Canal St. and Carroll St.; Canal St. corner of Perry St.; Delaware and Raritan Canal above Rose; Perry near Carroll; Carroll near Perry; Ewing corner of Ogden; Carroll and Ewing; Perry, Carroll and Ewing; Perry corner of Canal
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 “Yates & Titus Pottery City Pottery”)
Everts & Stewart. 1875 Combination Atlas Map of Mercer County. Everts and Stewart, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Shown as “City Pottery”)
|Name in census||Rhodes, Yates & Co.|
|Raw materials 1||Clay|
|Quantity materials 1||275 tons|
|Value materials 1||900|
|Raw materials 2||Quartz|
|Quantity materials 2||100 tons|
|Value materials 2||2500|
|Raw materials 3||Spar|
|Quantity materials 3||60 tons|
|Value materials 3||720|
|Raw materials 4||Coal|
|Quantity materials 4||600 tons|
|Value materials 4||2400|
|Raw materials 5||Other Materials|
|Value materials 5||2500|
|Power type 1||Hands and Steam Engine|
|Male hands employed||48|
|Female hands employed||3|
|Kind of product||Queens, White Granite & Rockingham Ware|
|Value of product||30000|
|Name in census||Yates & Titus City Pottery|
|Type of power 1||1 Steam Engine|
|Machine name 1||Grinding Pans & Jiggers|
|Machine quantity 1||15|
|Raw material type 1||Clay|
|Raw material quantity 1||400 tons|
|Raw material value 1||6000|
|Raw material type 2||Quartz|
|Raw material type 3||Feld Spar|
|Raw material type 4||Coal|
|Raw material type 5||Wood|
|Raw material type 6||Other Materials|
|Raw material type 7||Total|
|Raw material quantity 2||100 tons|
|Raw material quantity 3||100 tons|
|Raw material quantity 4||1200 tons|
|Raw material quantity 5||50 cords|
|Raw material quantity 6||60 tons|
|Raw material value 2||2500|
|Raw material value 3||2000|
|Raw material value 4||8400|
|Raw material value 5||8000|
|Raw material value 6||250|
|Product type 1||White Earthen Ware|
|Product type 1||1600 crates & casks|
|Product value 1||58550|
|Male hands above 16||31|
|Female hands above 16||6|