Maddock Pottery Company (Lamberton Works)

  

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In operation

1892-1923

Wares

dainty dinner sets for home use, rolled edge china for hotel use, Royal Porcelain dinner, tea and toilet ware, jardinieres, tabourets, umbrella stands, etc." (Trenton Board of Trade 1900) Earthen and Chinaware (Industrial Directory 1901); China and Porcelain ware (Industrial Directory 1906); Hotel Chinaware (Industrial Directory 1909); Chinaware-Hotel (Industrial Directory 1912); Chinaware (Industrial Directory 1918)

Notes

Advertisement: “Lamberton Works making Dainty Dinner sets for home use, rolled edge China for Hotel use, Royal porcelain Dinner, Tea and Toilet ware, Jardiniers, Tabourets, Umbrella stands, etc.” Also shows three makers marks: one for white china, one for Semi-porcelain, and one for decorated China (Trenton Board of Trade 1900).

The pottery plant was acquired by Thomas Maddock & Sons in 1892 and became known as the Maddock Pottery Company Lamberton Works. The Maddock Pottery Company incorporated in 1892 with an initial stock issue of $100,000. The Scammell family acquired the Maddock family interest in the Maddock Pottery Company for $700,000 in 1923 (Hunter Research, Inc. 2003).

Selected References

Fitzgerald, Thomas F. 1892-1900. “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.

Potter’s National Union. 1893. Official Souvenir of the Convention of the Potters’ National Union of North America held at Trenton, New Jersey. 1893 On file, Trenton Public Library, Trenton, New Jersey.

Lee, Francis B. 1895. “History of Trenton, New Jersey.” F.T. Smiley & Co., Trenton, New Jersey.

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.

New Jersey Bureau of Industrial Statistics. 1901. “The Industrial Directory of New Jersey.” Trenton, New Jersey.

Fitzgerald, Thomas F. 1901-1923. “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. 1906. “The Industrial Directory of New Jersey.” Trenton, New Jersey.

“Wagon Load of Ware Stolen from Pottery: Thomas Maddock’s Sons’ Company Systematically Robbed and Employee Confesses to Theft — Bartender also Arrested.” Trenton Times, April 18, 1906.

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

Thomas Maddock’s Sons Company. 1910. “Pottery: A History of the Pottery Industry and Its Evolution as Applied to Sanitation.” Thomas Maddock’s Sons, 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.

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.

Thomas Maddock’s Sons Company. 1916. “Manufactures of Sanitary Earthenware.” Trenton, New Jersey.

Maddock Pottery Company. 1917. “Lamberton China Catalogue,” Maddock Pottery Company, Trenton, New Jersey.

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

Maddock Pottery Company. 1920. Unpublished Catalogue of Products, Maddock Pottery Company, Trenton, New Jersey.

Thomas Maddock’s Sons Company. 1920. “Sanitary Plumbing Fixtures.” Trenton, New Jersey.

Thomas Maddock’s Sons Company. c.1920. “Maddock Bathrooms.” Trenton, New Jersey.

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

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

Podmore, Harry J. 1954. “U.S. Navy equipped with Maddock China in 1904.” Sunday Times Advertiser, January 17, 1954.

Podmore, Harry J. 1957. “New Buildings for Thomas Maddocks Sons Co. 1907.” Sunday Times Advertiser, January 20, 1957.

Abramson, David V. and Terry Karschner. 1978. “An Inventory of Historic Engineering and Industrial Sites, Trenton, New Jersey.” Report on file, New Jersey Historic Preservation Office, Trenton, New Jersey.

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.

Hunter, Richard W. 1982 “Archaeological Monitoring of the Lamberton Interceptor, Lamberton Street, City of Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey.” On file, New Jersey Historic Preservation Office, Trenton, New Jersey.

Chesler, Olga. 1983. “An Archaeological Investigation of the Maddock China Dump Site (28-Me-94) in Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey.” On file, New Jersey Historic Preservation Office (NJDEP), Trenton, New Jersey.

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.

Stern, Marc Jeffrey. 1994. “The Pottery Industry of Trenton: A Skilled Trade in Transition, 1850-1929.” Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, New Jersey.

Louis Berger & Associates, Inc. 1996. “Delaware and Raritan Canal (Site 28Me108) Historical and Archaeological Studies.” Trenton Complex Archaeology: Report 11. The Cultural Resource Group, Louis Berger & Associates, Inc., East Orange, New Jersey. Prepared for the Federal Highway Administration and the New Jersey Department of Transportation, Bureau of Environmental Analysis, Trenton, New Jersey.

Conroy, Barbara J. 1998. “Restaurant China, Volume 1: Identification & Value Guide for Restaurant, Airline, Ship and Railroad Dinnerware.” Collector Books, Paducah, Kentucky.

Conroy, Barbara J. 1999. “Restaurant China, Volume 2: Identification & Value Guide for Restaurant, Airline Ship & Railroad Dinnerware.” Collector Books, Paducah, Kentucky.

Hunter Research, Inc. 2003. “Archaeological Data Recovery Excavations and Monitoring, New Jersey Route 29, City of Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey.” Vol. III. Report on file, New Jersey Historic Preservation Office, Trenton, New Jersey. Draft.

Other Names

Maddock Pottery Company Lamberton Works; Lamberton Works

Block and Lot:
72A; 75B

Historic Street Address:
Third Avenue and Landing Street; 301 Third Street; 300-303 Third Street

Municipality:
City of Trenton