Trent Tile Works


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“Chief designers and modellers were Isaac Broome (beginning in 1883) and William Wood Gallimore (beginning in 1886). The company is best known for its embossed tiles, although other types were made. At one point over 20 kilns were in operation” (Robinson and Feeny 1980:346).

Selected References

Fitzgerald, Thomas F. 1892-1894 “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.

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

Trenton Board of Trade. 1900. “Industrial Trenton and Vicinity.” George A. Wolf Publishers, Wilmington, Delaware.

Trent Tile Company Advertisement. c.1914. On file, Trenton Public Library, Trenton, New Jersey.

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.

Bello, Charles A. and Richard C. Grubb. 1988. “Archaeological Investigation of a Portion of the Trenton and Mercer County Traction Corporation Trolley Alignment.” On file, New Jersey Historic Preservation Office (NJDEP), Trenton, New Jersey.

Other firms at this site:

Other Names

Trent Tile Company; Trenton Tile Company; Trent Tile Works

Block and Lot:

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

Millham Township; City of Trenton