In operation 1863-c.1906
Sanitary earthenware, china and porcelainware (Industrial Directory 1901)
Dinner, tea, toilet and decorated wares of every description (Newark Museum Association 1914)
Yellowware, Rockingham, cream-colored ware, white granite ware, majolica (Snyder and Bockol 1994:140)
“The name of the Glasgow Pottery is widely known throughout this country in connection with the John Hancock cups and saucers used at the Centennial Tea Parties, which were made extensively just previous to the Exhibition of 1876.”
— Newark Museum Association. 1914. The Work of The Potteries of New Jersey: From 1685 to 1876 , Being Extracts from ‘The Pottery and Porcelain of the United States,’ by Edwin Atlee Barber and Marks of New Jersey Potteries, as Reproduced from ‘Pottery,’ Published by The Thomas Maddock’s Sons Company. Newark Museum Association, Newark, New Jersey.
“The Manufactories of Trenton. Article II. The Pottery Trade.” Trenton State Gazette, Monday, August 27, 1866.
“A Fire.” Trenton State Gazette, Friday, August 9, 1867.
“Pottery Notes.” Trenton State Gazette, Monday, June 28, 1880.
Woodward, E.M. and John F. Hageman. 1883. “History of Burlington and Mercer Counties.” Everts and Peck, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Jervis, William P. 1897. “A Book of Pottery Marks.” Press of Hayes Bros., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Trenton Board of Trade. 1900. “Industrial Trenton and Vicinity.” George A. Wolf Publishers, Wilmington, Delaware.
Newark Museum Association. 1914. The Work of The Potteries of New Jersey: From 1685 to 1876 , Being Extracts from ‘The Pottery and Porcelain of the United States,’ by Edwin Atlee Barber and Marks of New Jersey Potteries, as Reproduced from ‘Pottery,’ Published by The Thomas Maddock’s Sons Company. Newark Museum Association, Newark, New Jersey.
Harney, W.J. 1929. “Trenton’s First Potteries.” Sunday Times Advertiser, July 7, 14, 21 and 28, 1929.
Van Hoesen, Walter Hamilton. 1973. Crafts and Craftsmen of New Jersey. Associated University Presses, Inc., Cranbury, New Jersey.
Frelinghuysen, Alice Cooney. 1989. American Porcelain, 1770-1920. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York.
Stern, Marc Jeffrey. 1994. The Pottery Industry of Trenton: A Skilled Trade in Transition, 1850-1929. Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, 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:
John Moses & Company; John Moses & Sons Company; John Moses & Co. Glasgow Pottery
Block and Lot:
Historic Street Address:
94 Carroll Street; Carroll Street near Perry Street
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 “J. Moses & Co. Glasgow Potty”)
Everts & Stewart. 1875 Combination Atlas Map of Mercer County. Everts and Stewart, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Shown as “Glasgow 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 “Glasgow Pottery J. Moses & 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 “Glasgow Pottery Jno. Moses”)
Sanborn, D. A. 1874. Insurance Diagrams of Trenton. Corrected to 1886. D.A. Sanborn, New York, New York. (Plate 14: shown as “Glasgow Pottery J. Moses and 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 13: shown as “John Moses”)
Scarlett & Scarlett. 1890. Scarlett & Scarlett’s Fire Insurance Map of Mercer County. Scarlett & Scarlett, Newark, New Jersey. (Plate 51: shown as “John Moses’ Glasgow Pottery”)
Lathrop, J. M. 1905. Atlas of the City of Trenton and Borough of Princeton. A.H. Mueller & Company, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Plate 8: shown as “John Moses Sons Co.”)
|Name in census||John Moses & Co.|
|Type of power 1||1 Steam Engine|
|Machine name 1||Steam Jigger|
|Machine name 2||Hand Jigger|
|Machine name 3||Whilers|
|Machine name 4||Lathe|
|Machine name 5||Throw Wheel|
|Machine quantity 1||5|
|Machine quantity 2||3|
|Machine quantity 3||35|
|Machine quantity 4||1|
|Machine quantity 5||1|
|Raw material type 1||Clays|
|Raw material quantity 1||700 tons|
|Raw material value 1||11000|
|Raw material type 2||Flint|
|Raw material type 3||Feldspar|
|Raw material type 4||Lead|
|Raw material type 5||Boric Acid|
|Raw material type 6||Cobalt|
|Raw material type 7||Coal|
|Raw material type 8||Total|
|Raw material quantity 2||500 tons|
|Raw material quantity 3||200 tons|
|Raw material quantity 4||20 tons|
|Raw material quantity 5||1 ton|
|Raw material quantity 6||500 lbs|
|Raw material quantity 7||1,200 tons|
|Raw material value 2||5700|
|Raw material value 3||4000|
|Raw material value 4||5000|
|Raw material value 5||6000|
|Raw material value 6||2000|
|Raw material value 7||35500|
|Raw material value 8||35500|
|Product type 1||White Earthen Ware & Stone China|
|Product type 1||Impossible to enumerate|
|Product value 1||100000|
|Male hands above 16||50|
|Female hands above 16||20|
|Name in census||John Moses|
|Number of hands||200|
|Males above 16||125|
|Females above 15||25|
|May to Nov hours||9|
|Nov to May hours||8|
|Total wages in year||85000|
|Full time months||12|
|Value of raw material||125000|
|Value of product||250000|
|Number of engines||1|