In operation 1869-1883
Cream-colored ware, white granite ware (Mains & Fitzgerald 1877)
White granite, c.c., and druggists’ ware, decorated ware (Industries of New Jersey 1882:173)
“In July 1869, about six years after he had started the enterprise which met with such deserved success, Mr. Coxon died. His interest passed to his widow, Mrs. Mary Coxon, who is still in the firm. Mr. Thompson retired in the spring of 1870, having sold his interest to Messrs. James E. Darrah and M.M. Bateman. The firm name was then changed to Coxon & Co. Mr. Bateman sold out to Mr. J. W. Johnson in 1874, and the later disposed of his interest to Mr. J.G. Forman, one of the members of the present firm, in April 1876, Mr. Darrah sold out to Mr. S.M. Alpaugh, also of the present firm, in November 1876. No other changes having been made since that time, consequently the firm is now composed of Mary Coxon, J.G. Forman and S.M. Alpaugh.”
— Mains, Bishop W. and Fitzgerald, Thomas F. 1877-1879. Mains and Fitzgerald’s Trenton, Chambersburg and Millham Directory: Containing the Names of the Citizens, Statistical Business Report, Historical Sketches, a List of the Public and Private Institutions, Together with National, State, County, and City Government. Bishop W. Mains & Thomas F. Fitzgerald, Trenton, New Jersey.
Mains, Bishop W. and Fitzgerald, Thomas F. 1877-1879. Mains and Fitzgerald’s Trenton, Chambersburg and Millham Directory: Containing the Names of the Citizens, Statistical Business Report, Historical Sketches, a List of the Public and Private Institutions, Together with National, State, County, and City Government. Bishop W. Mains & Thomas F. Fitzgerald, Trenton, New Jersey.
“The Pottery Enterprise.” Trenton State Gazette, March 8, 1880.
Woodward, E.M. and John F. Hageman. 1883. History of Burlington and Mercer Counties. Everts and Peck, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Trenton Board of Trade. 1900. Industrial Trenton and Vicinity. George A. Wolf Publishers, Wilmington, Delaware.
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:
Clinton Street Pottery; Coxon & Company
Block and Lot:
Historic Street Address:
Clinton Avenue on Belvidere and Delaware Railroad; Clinton Avenue on Perry Street; North Clinton Avenue corner of Ott Street
City of Trenton
Everts & Stewart. 1875 Combination Atlas Map of Mercer County. Everts and Stewart, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Shown as “Pottery”)
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 “Clinton St. Pottery Coxon & Co.”)
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 “Clinton Street Pottery – Coxon & Co.”)
|Name in census||Coxon & Co.|
|Type of power 1||Hand|
|Raw material type 1||Clay|
|Raw material quantity 1||250 tons|
|Raw material value 1||5000|
|Raw material type 2||Minerals|
|Raw material type 3||Acids|
|Raw material type 4||Lead|
|Raw material type 5||Cobalt|
|Raw material type 6||Coal|
|Raw material type 7||Total|
|Raw material quantity 2||260 tons|
|Raw material quantity 3||2400 lbs|
|Raw material quantity 4||30 tons|
|Raw material quantity 5||100 tons|
|Raw material quantity 6||1000 tons|
|Raw material value 2||5200|
|Raw material value 3||600|
|Raw material value 4||4000|
|Raw material value 5||400|
|Raw material value 6||5000|
|Product type 1||W.G. & C.C., Crockery Ware|
|Product type 1||1700 Packages|
|Product value 1||68373|
|Male hands above 16||25|
|Female hands above 16||11|
|Name in census||Coxon & Co.|
|Number of hands||165|
|Males above 16||110|
|Females above 15||35|
|May to Nov hours||8|
|Nov to May hours||8|
|Total wages in year||65000|
|Full time months||12|
|Value of raw material||45000|
|Value of product||200000|
|Number of engines||1|