In operation 1878-1882
Fine white wares (Goldberg 1998:45)
“In 1878, Elias Cook erected these works near the Belvidere and Delaware Railroad, on Railroad Avenue. The concern afterwards became a stock company, with Henry T. Cook, President. This pottery has been distinguished for the artistic and tasteful designs of its decorated ware.”
— Woodward, E.M. and John F. Hageman. 1883. History of Burlington and Mercer Counties. Everts and Peck, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Woodward, E.M. and John F. Hageman. 1883. History of Burlington and Mercer Counties. Everts and Peck, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Harney, W.J. 1929. “Trenton’s First Potteries.” Sunday Times Advertiser, July 7, 14, 21 and 28, 1929.
Podmore, Harry J. 1956. “Union Pottery Co. Succeeded New Jersey Pottery.” Sunday Times Advertiser, November 11, 1956.
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.
New Jersey Pottery Company
Block and Lot:
Historic Street Address:
Muirhead Avenue near Pennsylvania Railroad; Muirhead Avenue near Pennsylvania and Bound Brook Railroad; Railroad Avenue near Clinton
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 K: shown as “New Jersey Pottery Co’s Works”)
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 “New Jersey Pottery Co.”)
|Name in census||New Jersey Pottery Co.|
|Number of hands||200|
|Males above 16||125|
|Females above 15||30|
|May to Nov hours||9|
|Nov to May hours||8|
|Total wages in year||78000|
|Full time months||12|
|Value of raw material||60000|
|Value of product||150000|
|Number of engines||2|