In operation 1875-1887
“Although the pottery was still referred to as the Trenton Pottery, the company was known as the I. Davis Pottery. Its products were often marked with the British coat of arms and ‘I. Davis’ below.”
— 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.
“Trenton Industries — The Pottery Business.” Trenton State Gazette, Tuesday, May 4, 1875.
Woodward, E. M. and John F. Hageman. 1883. History of Burlington and Mercer Counties. Everts and Peck, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Trenton Historical Society. 1929. A History of Trenton 1679-1929: Two Hundred and Fifty Years of a Notable Town with Links in Four Centuries. Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey.
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.
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:
I. Davis Pottery; Isaac Davis
Block and Lot:
52B; 52C; NJ RT 26
Historic Street Address:
Greenwood Avenue corner of Jackson Street; Railroad between Jackson & Mercer; Taylor near Mercer; Mercer corner of Taylor; Taylor near Broad
City of Trenton
Everts & Stewart. 1875. Combination Atlas Map of Mercer County. Everts and Stewart, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Shown as “Trenton Pottery Co.”)
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 G, shown as “Trenton Pottery Works Isaac Davis”)
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 “Isaac Davis Pottery”)
Sanborn, D. A. 1874. Insurance Diagrams of Trenton. Corrected to 1886. D.A. Sanborn, New York, New York. (Plate 5: shown as “Trenton Pottery”)
|Name in census||Isaac Davis|
|Number of hands||194|
|Males above 16||140|
|Females above 15||27|
|May to Nov hours||10|
|Nov to May hours||10|
|Total wages in year||66948|
|Full time months||12|
|Value of raw material||52401|
|Value of product||141637|
|Number of engines||1|