In operation 1879-1936
Yellowware (Raum 1871)
White granite, c.c. and decorated ware (Industries of New Jersey 1882:214)
Rockingham, white granite, cream colored, and fancy decorated (Woodward and Hageman 1883)
White granite earthenware (Industrial Directory 1901)
Vitrified china and porcelain (Industrial Directory 1906)
Toilet and dinnerware (Industrial Directory 1909)
Dinner and hotel ware (Industrial Directory 1912, 1918)
Dinner, toilet & hotel ware (Industrial Directory 1927)
Semi-porcelain table & toilet ware (Industrial Directory 1931)
Royal Blue, white granite, semi-porcelain and china wares (Harney 1929; Abramson and Karschner 1976)
“The International Pottery Company’s works is another large establishment founded on the modest beginning of the earlier potteries in this city of potteries, and Messrs. Burgess & Campbell, the proprietors, have concentrated all their efforts on the one point of producing the best class of white granite and semi-porcelain. They have succeeded in placing on the market an excellent grade of the two lines mentioned, and have gained a reputation for durability of goods that cannot be disputed.”
— “Among the Potters.” Trenton Evening Times, Sunday, November 15, 1885.
Woodward, E.M. and J.F. Hageman. 1883. History of Burlington and Mercer Counties. Everts and Peck, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
“Among the Potters.” Trenton Evening Times, Sunday, November 15, 1885.
Harney, W.J. 1929. “Trenton’s First Potteries.” Sunday Times Advertiser, July 7, 14, 21, and 28, 1929.
Podmore, Harry J. 1954. “International Pottery Co.” Sunday Times Advertiser, November 28, 1954.
Lehner, Lois. 1980. Complete Book of American Kitchen and Dinner Wares. Wallace-Homestead Book Company, Des Moines, Iowa.
Gaston, Mary Frank. 1994. Collector’s Encyclopedia of Flow Blue China. Collector Books, Paducah, Kentucky.
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:
International Pottery Company; Burgess & Campbell
Block and Lot:
Historic Street Address:
Canal Street near Front Street; West Canal and Assanpink; West Canal corner of Plymouth; East Front Street Basin; Stockton and Front Street Basin
City of Trenton
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 A: shown as “International Pottery”)
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 “International Pottery”)
Sanborn, D. A. 1874. Insurance Diagrams of Trenton. Corrected to 1886. D.A. Sanborn, New York, New York. (Plate 10: shown as “International Pottery”)
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 24: shown as “International Pottery”)
Scarlett & Scarlett. 1890. Scarlett & Scarlett’s Fire Insurance Map of Mercer County. Scarlett & Scarlett, Newark, New Jersey. (Plate 4: shown as “International Pottery Co. Burgess & Campbell”)
Lathrop, J. M. 1905. Atlas of the City of Trenton and Borough of Princeton. A.H. Mueller & Company, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Plate 1: shown as “International Pottery”)
Sanborn Map Company. 1927. Insurance Maps of the City of Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey. Sanborn Map Company, New York, New York. (Vol. 1, plate 15: shown as “International Pottery”)
Franklin Survey Co. 1930. Real Estate Plat‑Book of the City of Trenton and Borough of Princeton, Mercer County, New Jersey. Franklin Survey Co., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Plate 6: shown as “International Pottery”)
|Name in census||International Pottery Co.|
|Number of hands||175|
|Males above 16||65|
|Females above 15||13|
|May to Nov hours||10|
|Nov to May hours||10|
|Total wages in year||38625|
|Full time months||11|
|Value of raw material||29750|
|Value of product||81400|
|Number of engines||1|