Trenton China Company
In operation 1880-1891
Pure china, with a specialty in thick and half-thick ware for hotels, restaurants, steamboats (Industries of New Jersey 1882:164)
Translucent vitreous china earthenware, hotel ware (Woodward and Hageman 1883:693)
“The Trenton China Company have succeeded in improving the color of their vitrified goods and bringing them nearer the tint of true porcelain, a very desirable object the attainment of which has been attended by considerable difficulty. In the production of hotel china they have carried the same point of improvement and are now manufacturing a class of goods that meet the approval of the leading hotel keepers and restauranteurs in the United States.”
— “Among the Potters.” Trenton Evening Times, Sunday, November 15, 1885.
Industries of New Jersey, Trenton, Princeton, Hightstown, Pennington and Hopewell. 1882. Historical Publishing Company, New York, New York, Newark, New Jersey and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Woodward, E.M. and J.F. Hageman. 1883. History of Burlington and Mercer Counties. Everts and Peck, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
“Among the Potters.” Trenton Evening Times, Sunday, November 15, 1885.
Harney, W.J. 1929. “Trenton’s First Potteries.” Sunday Times Advertiser, July 7, 14, 21 and 28, 1929.
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:
Trenton China Company
Block and Lot:
Historic Street Address:
Third Avenue and Landing Street; 301 Third Street; 300-303 Third Street
City of Trenton
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 “Trenton China Co.”)
Sanborn, D. A. 1874. Insurance Diagrams of Trenton. Corrected to 1886. D.A. Sanborn, New York, New York. (Plates 4 and 19: shown as “Trenton China Co.”)
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 37: shown as “Trenton China Co.”)
Scarlett & Scarlett. 1890. Scarlett & Scarlett’s Fire Insurance Map of Mercer County. Scarlett & Scarlett, Newark, New Jersey. (Plate 29: shown as “Trenton China Co.”)