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Soho Pottery

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of Elder Works, Cobridge, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. Telephone: Hanley 5276. Cables: "Soho Pottery, Cobridge"

1843 Company established by Henry Alcock.

1883-1897 The company was originally known as Rathbone, Smith and Co, and operated from the Soho Pottery works in Tunstall.

1897-1900 The ownership of the firm changed, and it was renamed Smith and Binnall.

1901 It changed to Soho Pottery Ltd.

1906 The firm moved to the Elder Works in Cobridge, Stoke-on-Trent, where they operated until 1944.

1914 Manufacturers of general earthenware. Specialities: dinner, tea and toilet ware. Employees 250. [1]

1929 British Industries Fair Advert for various ranges of Semi-Porcelain. Manufacturers of Advertising Ware, Earthenware, Fancies, Flowerpots, Hospital Ware, Hotel and Restaurant Ware, Kitchen Ware, Mounting Ware, Teapots and Jugs, Toilet Ware. (Pottery Section - Stand No. G.40) [2]

1934 T. Simpson listed.[3]

1944 The firm then changed hands again becoming Simpsons (Potters) in 1944 and continued to operate until 2004 .

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  • [1] Match Striker Gallery