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In operation

1894-1932

Wares

toilet and table earthenware (Industrial Directory 1906); pottery ware (Industrial Directory 1909); dinner ware and electrical porcelain (Industrial Directory 1912, 1918); novel earthenware (Industrial Directory 1927); electrical porcelain (Industrial Directory 1927); electric porcelain refractory tubes for resistances (Industrial Directory 1931); general and hotel wares (Podmore 1932)

Maker's Marks

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Notes

The pottery buildings were condemned and demolished in 1932 (Podmore 1932).

“Following the demise of the Ott & Brewer Company, the Cook Pottery Company was formed February 14, 1894, to manufacture china on that site. Products inlcuded semi-vitreous ware, porcelain dinnerware, Belleek-type items, and Delft-type items É It is possible that Cook inherited O&B molds as well as the building. Perhaps the best known Cook item is their Admiral Dewey pitcher, which commemorated Dewey’s victory at Manila in 1899” (Robinson and Feeny 1980:57).

In 1916 and 1917 the American Sanitary Pottery Company is listed in city directories at this address (the Cook Pottery Company is listed in these years as being on Prospect Street).

Selected References

Jervis, William P. 1897. “A Book of Pottery Marks.” Press of Hayes Bros., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Fitzgerald, Thomas F. 1900. “Fitzgerald’s Trenton and Mercer County Directory, Together with a Directory of Bordentown, Burlington, Mount Holly and Lambertville, NJ and Morrisville, PA, Included a Fund of Information Concerning Public and Private Institutions, National, State, County, City and Borough Governments, Gathered from Reliable and Official Sources.” Thomas F. Fitzgerald, Trenton, New Jersey.

Trenton Board of Trade. 1900. “Industrial Trenton and Vicinity.” George A. Wolf Publishers, Wilmington, Delaware.

Fitzgerald, Thomas F. 1901-1914. “Fitzgerald’s Trenton and Mercer County Directory, Together with a Directory of Bordentown, Burlington, Mount Holly and Lambertville, NJ.” Thomas F. Fitzgerald, Trenton, New Jersey.

Stover, Edward. 1903. “Technical Advances in Trenton.” Transactions of the American Ceramic Society:147-150.

New Jersey Bureau of Industrial Statistics. 1906. “The Industrial Directory of New Jersey.” Trenton, New Jersey.

New Jersey Bureau of Industrial Statistics. 1909. “The Industrial Directory of New Jersey.” Trenton, New Jersey.

New Jersey Bureau of Industrial Statistics. 1912. “The Industrial Directory of New Jersey.” Trenton, New Jersey.

Secretary of State. 1914. “Corporations of New Jersey, List of Certificates to December 31, 1911.” MacCrellish & Quigley, Trenton, New Jersey.

Fitzgerald, T.F. 1916-1917. “Fitzgerald’s Trenton and Mercer County Directory, Together with a Directory of Bordentown, Burlington, Mount Holly and Lambertville, NJ.” Thomas F. Fitzgerald, Trenton, New Jersey.

New Jersey Bureau of Industrial Statistics. 1918. “The Industrial Directory of New Jersey.” Trenton, New Jersey.

New Jersey Bureau of Statistics and Records, Department of Labor. 1927. “The Industrial Directory of New Jersey.” Trenton, New Jersey.

Harney, W.J. 1929. “Trenton’s First Potteries.” Sunday Times Advertiser, July 7, 14, 21 and 28, 1929.

New Jersey Bureau of Statistics and Records, State Department of Labor. 1931. “The Industrial Directory of New Jersey.” Trenton, New Jersey.

Podmore, Henry. 1932. “Old Pottery Landmark Passes at Trenton.” Ceramic Age:271.

Thorn, C. Jordan. 1947. “Handbook of Old Pottery & Porcelain Marks.” Tudor Publishing Company, New York, New York.

Lehner, Lois. 1980. “Complete Book of American Kitchen and Dinner Wares.” Wallace-Homestead Book Company, Des Moines, Iowa.

Robinson, Dorothy and Bill Feeny. 1980. “The Official Price Guide to American Pottery & Porcelain.” House of Collectibles, Orlando, Florida.

Gates, William C., Jr. and Dana E. Ormerod. 1982. “The East Liverpool, Ohio, Pottery District: Identification of Manufacturers and Marks.” Historical Archaeology 16(1-2):1-358.

Kovel, Ralph and Terry Kovel. 1986. “Kovel’s New Dictionary of Marks: Pottery & Porcelain 1850 to the Present.” Crown Publishers, Inc., New York, New York.

Lehner, Lois. 1988. “Lehner’s Encyclopedia of U.S. Marks on Pottery, Porcelain & Clay.” Collector Books, Paducah, Kentucky.

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.

Conroy, Barbara J. 1999. “Restaurant China: Volume 2.” Collector Books, Paducah, Kentucky.

Wall, John P. N.d. “History of the Potteries of Trenton, New Jersey.” Manuscript on file, Trenton Public Library, Trenton, New Jersey.

Other Names

Cook Pottery Company; Cook Company; C.H. Cook Pottery Company; Cook China Company; American Sanitary Pottery Company

Block and Lot:
39-2A/4

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

Municipality:
City of Trenton