In operation 1882-1895
Decorated ware (Woodward and Hageman 1883:693)
“Since the reorganization of the Union Pottery Company there has been that marked change in the character of the concern and the goods made that is always observable where different men take hold of the helm. The change in this case has been decidedly for the better, as Mr. Lee and Mr. Pope have profited by the experience they have gained from several years of practical work in their respective departments, and they have made an unquestioned success of their combined management of the Union Pottery during the short time that it has been under their direction.”
— “Among the Potters.” Trenton Evening Times, Sunday, November 15, 1885.
“The Union Pottery Company Reorganized.” Trenton Evening Times, Monday, June 29, 1885.
“Among the Potters.” Trenton Evening Times, Sunday, November 15, 1885.
“To Start a Decorating Shop.” Trenton Evening Times, Sunday, December 16, 1888.
Harney, W.J. 1929. “Trenton’s First Potteries.” Sunday Times Advertiser, July 7, 14, 21 and 28, 1929.
Podmore, Harry J. 1956. “Union Pottery Co. Succeeded New Jersey Pottery.” Sunday Times Advertiser, November 11, 1956.
Podmore, Harry J. 1961. “Union Pottery Works Sold July 1892.” Sunday Times Advertiser, July 30, 1961.
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:
Union Pottery Company
Block and Lot:
Historic Street Address:
Muirhead Avenue near Pennsylvania Railroad; Muirhead Avenue near Pennsylvania and Bound Brook Railroad; Railroad Avenue near Clinton
City of Trenton
Sanborn, D. A. 1874. Insurance Diagrams of Trenton. Corrected to 1886. D.A. Sanborn, New York, New York. (Plate 13: shown as “Union Pottery 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 15: shown as “Union”)
Scarlett & Scarlett. 1890. Scarlett & Scarlett’s Fire Insurance Map of Mercer County. Scarlett & Scarlett, Newark, New Jersey. (Plate 57: shown as “Union Pottery”)