Trent Faience Works

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In operation    1883-1887


Relief tile, porcelain spinning rings (Trenton Evening Times, Tuesday, September 4, 1883)


“In the fall of 1883 the Trent Faience Works was about to be set up as a spin-off of the Harris Manufacturing Company, specifically to manufacture porcelain spinning rings, for which a major market was envisaged in the textile industry. The works in Millham would have the capacity to turn out 200,000 rings a week, but at the time could only make around 50,000 as the business was heavily engaged in making relief tile.”

— “Novel Pottery Designs. The Harris Company and Its Work.” Trenton Evening Times, Tuesday, September 4, 1883.

Selected References

“Novel Pottery Designs. The Harris Company and Its Work.” Trenton Evening Times, Tuesday, September 4, 1883.

Robinson, Dorothy and Bill Feeny. 1980.  The Official Price Guide to American Pottery & Porcelain.  House of Collectibles, Orlando, Florida.

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.

Other firms at this site:

Other Names

Harris Manufacturing Company Tile Manufactory; Trent Faience Works

Block and Lot:

Historic Street Address:
Klagg Avenue and Plum Street; 521 Klagg

Millham Township