Willet Hicks Pottery

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In operation    1880


“New Pottery on the Co-operative Plan. — A party of operative potters, sanitary and druggists’ ware makers, have formed a company and will start a pottery on the co-operative plan, at Millham. The small pottery formerly occupied by Willet Hicks, will be remodelled and enlarged, for which the architectural plans have already been issued. Building will be commenced on Monday. The new company will be known as ‘The Enterprise.'” 

— “New Pottery on the Co-operative Plan.” Trenton State Gazette, Saturday, February 21, 1880.

Selected References

Federal Census of New Jersey. 1880. Industrial Schedules. On file, New Jersey State Archives, Trenton, New Jersey.

“New Pottery on the Co-operative Plan.” Trenton State Gazette, Saturday, February 21, 1880.

Other Names

W. Hicks & Co.; Willet Hicks

Historic Street Address:
New York Avenue near Olden Avenue

Lawrence Township

1880 Census

Name in censusW. Hicks & Co.
Number of hands11
Males above 168
May to Nov hours10
Nov to May hours10
Skilled wages2
Ordinary wages1.25
Total wages in year1500
Full time months12
Value of raw material2440
Value of product6000