In operation 1869-1872
“The National Pottery, a two kiln plant on East Canal Street, near State Street, was totally destroyed by fire this morning. It was owned by Messrs. T. Wallis Hill, Charles Hewitt, and others. It was formerly known as Lumley’s Row, an old frame structure and was adjacent to Mercer Cemetery. It was incorporated about four years ago.”
— Daily True American, August 2, 1872.
J.H. Lant & Co. 1868-1869. The Trenton City Directory, for 1868 1869, Containing the Names of the Inhabitants, Together with a Business and Street Directory of the City, Business Directory of Mercer Co., and an Appendix of Valuable Information. pp. 187 188. Vannote & Yard, Trenton, New Jersey.
Slade, Charles H. 1871. Trenton Directory, 1871, Containing a General Directory of the Citizens, a Business Directory, and a Record of the City Government, Its Institutions, Societies, Corporations, Etc. Directory. Webb Brothers & Co.
Daily True American, August 2, 1872.
Harney, W.J. 1929. “Trenton’s First Potteries.” Sunday Times Advertiser, July 7, 14, 21 and 28, 1929.
National Pottery Company; Hill & Moyer; Lumley Row Pottery
Block and Lot:
Historic Street Address:
East Canal Street near State 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 “National Pottery Co.”)
Everts & Stewart. 1875 Combination Atlas Map of Mercer County. Everts and Stewart, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Shown as “National Pottery”)
|Name in census||National Pottery Co.|
|Type of power 1||1 Steam Engine|
|Machine name 1||Jiggers & Pans|
|Machine name 2||Hydraulic Press|
|Machine quantity 2||4|
|Raw material type 1||Clays|
|Raw material quantity 1||150 tons|
|Raw material value 1||2000|
|Raw material type 2||Flint & Feldspar|
|Raw material type 3||Coal|
|Raw material type 4||Chemicals|
|Raw material type 5||Total|
|Raw material quantity 2||150 tons|
|Raw material quantity 3||500 tons|
|Raw material quantity 4||10 tons|
|Raw material value 2||3000|
|Raw material value 3||2500|
|Raw material value 4||1000|
|Raw material value 5||8500|
|Product type 1||White Earthenware|
|Product value 1||25000|
|Male hands above 16||20|
|Female hands above 16||5|