Trenton Potteries Company (Ideal Pottery)

  

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In operation

1900-1928

Wares

bath tubs, laundry tubs, sanitary ware, earthen and chinaware (Industrial Directory 1901); pottery ware (Industrial Directory 1906); porcelain and sanitary ware (Industrial Directory 1909); sanitary earthenware (Industrial Directory 1927)

Notes

“Ideal Pottery is part of Trenton Potteries by this time” (Trenton Board of Trade 1900).

Selected References

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

Fitzgerald, Thomas F. 1901-1918. “Fitzgerald’s Trenton and Mercer County Directory, Together with a Directory of Bordentown, Burlington, Mount Holly and Lambertville, NJ.” Thomas F. Fitzgerald, Trenton, New Jersey.

New Jersey Bureau of Industrial Statistics. 1901. “The Industrial Directory of New Jersey.” Trenton, New Jersey.

The Trenton Potteries Company. 1901. “Trenton Potteries Co., Trenton, N.J. Location of Exhibit: Department of Sanitation, Manufacturers and Liberal Arts Building, Pan-American Exposition, Buffalo, N.Y.” Trenton, New Jersey.

The Trenton Potteries Company. 1904. “You are Invited and Requested to Invite Your Friends to Visit our Exhibit at the Louisiana Purchase ExhibitionÉSection 2-B. Manufacturers’ Building.” Trenton, New Jersey.

New Jersey Bureau of Industrial Statistics. 1906. “The Industrial Directory of New Jersey.” Trenton, New Jersey.

New Jersey Bureau of Industrial Statistics. 1909. “The Industrial Directory of New Jersey.” Trenton, New Jersey.

The Trenton Potteries Company. C.1910. “The Bellemeade Line: Vitreous China Lavatories.” Trenton, New Jersey.

The Trenton Potteries Company. 1913. “Catalogue Sanitary Pottery: Bathroom, Toilet, Kitchen and Laundry Fixtures.” S.H. Burbank & Co., Inc., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Newark Museum Association. 1914. “The Work of The Potteries of New Jersey: From 1685 to 1876 , Being Extracts from ‘The Pottery and Porcelain of the United States,’ by Edwin Atlee Barber and Marks of New Jersey Potteries, as Reproduced from ‘Pottery,’ Published by The Thomas Maddock’s Sons Company.” Newark Museum Association, Newark, New Jersey.

The Trenton Potteries Company. 1915. “The Blue Book of Plumbing. Catalogue N: Sanitary Pottery: Bathroom, Toilet, Kitchen, Laundry and Other Sanitary Fixtures.” S.H. Burbank & Co., Inc., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The Trenton Potteries Company. 1921. “The Blue Book of Plumbing. Catalogue R.” Trenton, New Jersey.

Dowdell, Marc P. 1922. “Mutual Pottery Plant is Model One for Entire Industry.” Trenton Times, October 6, 1922.

Hayward, W. (United States Attorney). 1922. “In the District Court of the United States America, for the Southern District of New York: United States of America vs. the Trenton Potteries Co., et al.: Indictment Filed August 9, 1922” Freemont Payne, Inc., New York, New York.

Trenton Magazine. 1925. “How the Trenton Potteries Company Manufactures ‘Tepeco’ All-Clay Plumbing Products: Showing Care Used in Selection of Materials and Explaining Modern Methods Used in the Manufacture of Sanitary Earthenware.” January, 1925.

The Trenton Potteries Company. 1925. “Established 3500 B.C.: A Brief History of the Origin and Development of All Clay Plumbing Fixtures.” Trenton, New Jersey.

The Trenton Potteries Company. 1927. “The Blue Book of Plumbing. Catalogue T.” S.H. Burbank & Co., Inc., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Harney, W.J. 1929. “Trenton’s First Potteries.” Sunday Times Advertiser, July 7, 14, 21 and 28, 1929.

Thorn, C. Jordan. 1947. “Handbook of Old Pottery & Porcelain Marks.” Tudor Publishing Company, New York, New York.

Lehner, Lois. 1980. “Complete Book of American Kitchen and Dinner Wares.” Wallace-Homestead Book Company, Des Moines, Iowa.

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

Lehner, Lois. 1988. “Lehner’s Encyclopedia of U.S. Marks on Pottery, Porcelain & Clay.” Collector Books, Paducah, Kentucky.

Stern, Marc Jeffrey. 1994. “The Pottery Industry of Trenton: A Skilled Trade in Transition, 1850-1929.” Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, New Jersey.

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 Names

Trenton Potteries Company Plant No. 6; Ideal Pottery

Block and Lot:
39-1B/1

Historic Street Address:
379 North Clinton Avenue; 365 North Clinton Avenue; North Clinton Avenue corner Ott Street

Municipality:
City of Trenton