In operation 1879-1901
Fine earthenware, called “American Porcelain” (Woodward and Hageman 1883:693);
American thin porcelain, thin white granite, hotel porcelain, decorated dinner, tea and toilet-ware, also white tile for walls and bath rooms, decorated hearth and mantel tiles, etc. (Quarter Century’s Progress 1887:270);
Vitrified, thin, and hotel china, decorated table and toilet sets, and underglaze printing on pottery and porcelain (Newark Museum Association 1914:21)
“Messrs. Burroughs & Mountford manufacture extensively American thin porcelain, thin white granite, hotel porcelain, decorated dinner, tea and toilet-ware, also white tile for walls and bath rooms, decorated hearth and mantel tiles, etc. The firm’s new ware, American iron-stone china, meets the demand for a fine grade of goods at prices that place it within the reach of the humblest household.”
— Quarter-Century’s Progress of New Jersey’s Leading Manufacturing Centres. Dover. 1887. International Publishing Company, New York.
“The Pottery Enterprise.” Trenton State Gazette, Monday, March 8, 1880.
“Among the Potters.” Trenton Evening Times, Sunday, November 15, 1885.
Quarter-Century’s Progress of New Jersey’s Leading Manufacturing Centres. Dover. 1887. International Publishing Company, New York.
Sunday Times Advertiser. 1905. “Elijah Mountford Dies in the West.” Scrapbook of Dr. A.S. Fell, 1902-1909. On file, Trenton Public Library, Trenton, New Jersey.
Harney, W.J. 1929. “Trenton’s First Potteries.” Sunday Times Advertiser, July 7, 14, 21 and 28, 1929.
Lehner, Lois. 1980. Complete Book of American Kitchen and Dinner Wares. Wallace-Homestead Book Company, Des Moines, Iowa.
Other firms at this site:
Burroughs, Mountford & Company; Burroughs and Mountford; Eagle Pottery
Block and Lot:
Historic Street Address:
North Clinton Avenue near Perrine Avenue; North Clinton Avenue opposite Hart Avenue
City of Trenton
Sanborn, D. A. 1874. Insurance Diagrams of Trenton. Corrected to 1886. D.A. Sanborn, New York, New York. (Plate 11: shown as “Eagle Pottery Burroughs and Mountfort”)
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 “Eagle Pottery Co.”)
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 15: shown as “Burroughs & Mountford Co., Eagle Pottery”)
Scarlett & Scarlett. 1890. Scarlett & Scarlett’s Fire Insurance Map of Mercer County. Scarlett & Scarlett, Newark, New Jersey. (Plate 57: shown as “Borroughs & Mountford Eagle Pottery”)
|Name in census||Burroughs, Mountford & Co.|
|Number of hands||70|
|Males above 16||40|
|Females above 15||10|
|May to Nov hours||10|
|Nov to May hours||10|
|Total wages in year||13000|
|Full time months||6|
|Value of raw material||11000|
|Value of product||24000|
|Number of engines||1|