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1805 William Copeland and William Spode (1776-1834) became equal partners in the London business
1812 Copeland went into partnership with Josiah Spode II in the London business.
1822 The London business was known as Spode and Copeland.
1824 William Copeland's son, William Taylor Copeland (1797–1868), became a partner
1833 William Taylor became sole owner of both the factory in Stoke and the London businesses.
1833 Copeland went into partnership with Thomas Garrett, manager of the Stoke pottery, the firm being known as Copeland and Garrett. Copeland was Lord Mayor of London 1835-36. The Spode brand name was used alongside the Copeland name throughout the 19th and 20th centuries often styled 'Copeland late Spode'.
1847 The partnership was dissolved; the company then was known as W. T. Copeland