In operation 1863-1871
Ironstone china and Queensware (1865-66 advertisement)
White granite and cream colored wares
September 11, 1866: Bloor, Ott & Co. – “fair business … credit fair … have been unfortunate lately and are considerably in debt … Bloor is the practical man, Ott worth considerable real estate independent of his interest in the pottery, Brewer is the financier … they own their own Pottery together with Clay-pits near Chicago …they manufacture their ware and sell them through their Agent in N.Y. … est. worth $8K – $10K”
— R.G. Dun & Company Collection, Mercer County. 1862-1875. 1 :92.
R.G. Dun & Company Collection, Mercer County. 1862-1875. 1 :92.
“The Manufactories of Trenton. Article II. The Pottery Trade.” Trenton State Gazette, Monday, August 27, 1866.
“The Pottery Enterprise.” Trenton State Gazette, Monday, March 8, 1880.
“Among the Potters.” Trenton Evening Times, Sunday, November 15, 1885.
Stover, Edward C. 1903. “Technical Advances in Trenton.” Transactions of the American Ceramic Society:147-150.
Harney, W.J. 1929. “Trenton’s First Potteries.” Sunday Times Advertiser, July 7, 14, 21 and 28, 1929.
Podmore, Henry. 1932. “Old Pottery Landmark Passes at Trenton.” Ceramic Age:271.
“William H. Bloor.” 1937. Bulletin of the American Ceramics Society (January):25-31.
“Ott and Brewer known as Etruria Pottery established 1865.” 1967. Spinning Wheel (April):10-11.
New Jersey State Museum. 1971. An Exhibition of Pottery and Porcelain made by Ott and Brewer at Etruria Works in Trenton, New Jersey 1871-1892. New Jersey State Museum Department of Education, Trenton, New Jersey.
Denker, Ellen Paul. 1989. Lenox China: Celebrating a Century of Quality 1889-1989. Lenox, Inc., Trenton, New Jersey.
Frelinghuysen, Alice Cooney. 1989. American Porcelain, 1770-1920. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York.
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.
Etruria Pottery Company; Etruria Pottery; Bloor, Ott & Booth; Bloor, Ott & Burroughs; Bloor, Ott & Brewer
Block and Lot:
Historic Street Address:
Clinton Avenue near Belvidere and Delaware Railroad; East of Normal School; Millham Road; North Clinton corner of Ott; Clinton corner of Ott; N. Clinton Avenue corner of Ott; Clinton Ave. east of Normal School
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 “”Etruria Pottery Works Bloor, Ott & Brewer”)
|Name in census||Euturia Pottery|
|Type of power 1||Horse|
|Machine name 1||Grinding pans|
|Machine name 2||Jiggers|
|Machine quantity 1||2|
|Machine quantity 2||8|
|Raw material type 1||Clay|
|Raw material quantity 1||300 tons|
|Raw material value 1||5000|
|Raw material type 2||Quartz|
|Raw material type 3||Feldspar|
|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||150 tons|
|Raw material quantity 3||100 tons|
|Raw material quantity 4||1000 tons|
|Raw material quantity 5||40 cord|
|Raw material quantity 6||30 tons|
|Raw material value 2||2000|
|Raw material value 3||2000|
|Raw material value 4||600|
|Raw material value 5||160|
|Product type 1||White Earthen Ware|
|Product type 1||1,600 casks & crates|
|Product value 1||55000|
|Male hands above 16||30|
|Female hands above 16||10|