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James Macintyre and Co

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of Washington Works, Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.

Makers of china and ceramics.

1847 Business established

1868 James Macintyre died; William Woodall was one of his executors.

1878 Dissolution of the Partnership between Thomas Hulme and William Woodall, carrying on the business of China Manufacturers, under the firm or style of James Macintyre and Company, at Washington Works, Burslem, in the county of Stafford, as from the 31st day of December, 1878. All debts due and owing will be paid by the said William Woodall.[1].

1895 The Institution of Mining Engineers visited Messrs. James Macintyre and Co.'s Washington China Works, Burslem.

1897 Moorcroft pottery was developed at a studio in the factory by William Moorcroft.

1904 Moorcroft won a gold medal at the St. Louis International Exhibition, followed with further medals and commendations.

1912 William Moorcroft left Macintyres, taking his workforce to a new factory in Sandbach Road where Moorcroft pottery is still made today.

1966 Taken over by T. Arrowsmith and Sons. Macintyre continued to produce porcelain for electrical insulating purposes under its own name[2]

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Sources of Information

  1. London Gazette 16 July 1880
  2. The Times, Jul 18, 1966