In operation 1879-1919
Chinaware & porcelain hardware trimmings (Woodward and Hageman 1883:693)
Porcelain trimmings (Industrial Directory 1901)
Hard porcelain; porcelain goods (Industrial Directory 1906)
Chinaware, electrical porcelain (Industrial Directory 1909)
Electrical porcelain, door knobs (Industrial Directory 1912)
Porcelain guides for textile machinery (Industrial Directory 1918)
“In 1879, W. Kimble commenced the manufacture of chinaware and porcelain hardware trimmings at works which he had erected on Prospect Street, near the Bound Brook Railroad. The manufacture of chinaware was soon dropped, and the business is now only hardware trimmings. Thirty hands are employed at this pottery, which has two kilns.”
— Woodward, E.M. and J.F. Hageman. 1883. History of Burlington and Mercer Counties. Everts and Peck, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
“Pottery Notes.” Trenton State Gazette, April 11, 1879.
“The Pottery Enterprise.” Trenton State Gazette, Monday, March 8, 1880.
Woodward, E.M. and J.F. Hageman. 1883. History of Burlington and Mercer Counties. Everts and Peck, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Trenton Board of Trade. 1900. Industrial Trenton and Vicinity. George A. Wolf Publishers, Wilmington, Delaware.
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:
Standard China; Standard China Works; Artistic Company; Artistic China Company; Artistic Porcelain Company; Jet and Mineral Knob Company; Joseph C. Sharkey; Mitchell-Bissell Company
Block and Lot:
Historic Street Address:
Prospect Street and Globe Street; Prospect Street and Pennsylvania Railroad
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 P: shown as “Standard China 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 “Standard Chinaware”)
Sanborn, D. A. 1874. Insurance Diagrams of Trenton. Corrected to 1886. D.A. Sanborn, New York, New York. (Plate 21: shown as “Standard China Works Knob Factory W. Kimble Prop.”)
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 17: shown as “Standard China”)
Scarlett & Scarlett. 1890. Scarlett & Scarlett’s Fire Insurance Map of Mercer County. Scarlett & Scarlett, Newark, New Jersey. (Plate 77B: shown as “Standard China Works”)
Lathrop, J. M. 1905. Atlas of the City of Trenton and Borough of Princeton. A.H. Mueller & Company, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Plate 10: shown as “Standard China Co.”)
Sanborn Map Company. 1908. Insurance Maps of the City of Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey, Volume 1. Sanborn Map Company, New York, New York. (Plate 20: shown as “Standard China”)
|Name in census||Warren Kimble|
|Number of hands||20|
|Males above 16||16|
|Females above 15||2|
|May to Nov hours||10|
|Nov to May hours||10|
|Total wages in year||$6,000|
|Full time months||3|
|1/2 time months||6|
|Value of raw material||$2,233|
|Value of product||$10,500|
|Number of engines||1|