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James Stiff and Sons

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1869.
April 1870.
1882.
January 1888.
June 1888.
December 1889.
1907.
1910.

of London Pottery, Lambeth, London, SE

1751 Pottery was established.

1843 Present firm established by James Stiff

1859 Stiff successfully defended himself against an action by Henry Doulton for infringement of patent[1].

1861 Employing 72 men and 40 boys.[2]

1869 Manufacturer of Thomas Champion's Patent Terracotta Chimney Pipes.

1892 Partnership change. '...the Partnership theretofore subsisting between us the undersigned, James Stiff, William Stiff, and Ebenezer Stiff, carrying on business as Potters, at the London Pottery, High-street, Lambeth, in the county of London (then Surrey), under the style or firm of James Stiff and Sons, was dissolved, by mutual consent, as and from the said 31st day of March, 1876. All debts due to and owing by the said late firm have been and henceforth will be received and paid by the said William Stiff and Ebenezer Stiff...'[3]

1903 Partnership change. '...the Partnership hereto fore subsisting between us the undersigned, Ebenezer Stiff, Sydney James Stiff, James Arthur Stiff, and William Frederick Stiff, carrying on business as Stoneware and Terra-cotta Manufacturers, at the London Pottery, Lambeth, S.B., under the style or firm of "JAMES STIFF AND SONS," has been as from the 1st day of April, 1903, dissolved by mutual consent so far as regards the said Ebenezer Stiff, who retires from the firm. All debts due to and owing by the said late firm will be received and paid by the said Sydney James Stiff, James Arthur Stiff, and William Frederick Stiff, who will continue to carry on the said business under the same style or firm as heretofore...'[4]

1912 Partnership dissolved. '...the Partnership heretofore subsisting between us, the undersigned, Sydney James Stiff, James Arthur Stiff, and William Frederick Stiff, carrying on business as Stoneware and Terra Cotta "Manufacturers, at London Pottery, Lambeth, S.E., under the style or firm of JAMES STIFF AND SONS, has been, as from the 31st day of December, 1912, dissolved by mutual consent....'[5]

1914 Stoneware and Terra-cotta manufacturers. Specialities: sanitary stoneware and drain pipes, architectural Terra-cotta, chimney pots, garden vases, glazed stoneware, bottles, jars, filters and jugs, electrical stoneware, insulators, porous cells, battery jars etc. [6]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, 27 June 1859
  2. 1861 Census
  3. The London Gazette Publication date:9 December 1892 Issue:26352 Page:7236
  4. The London Gazette Publication date:10 July 1903 Issue:27575 Page:4378
  5. The London Gazette Publication date:21 February 1913 Issue:28692 Page:1376
  6. 1914 Whitakers Red Book