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T. C. Brown-Westhead, Moore and Co

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T. C. Brown-Westhead, Moore and Co, china, earthenware and sanitary goods manufacturers, of Cauldon Works, Stoke-on-Trent

c.1802 Job Ridgway founded the Cauldon works about 1802 (he had formerly been in partnership with his brother George at the Bell Works c.1782-1802)

1808 Company named Job Ridgway and Son

1814 Job Ridgway died in 1814 and his two sons, John and William Ridgway carried on the business as J and W Ridgway.

1830 Dissolution of partnership. John Ridgway continued at the Cauldon Place works as John Ridgway and Co. William moved to a new manufactory that he had erected.

1856 Company named John Ridgway, Bates and Co

1859 Company renamed Bates, Brown-Westhead, Moore and Co

1862 Company renamed T. C. Brown-Westhead, Moore and Co

1893 Article on the company: "typical of a successful business"; "exemplifies those features which are so essential to an industrial institution of the present day"[1].

Manufacturers of high-grade earthenwares and porcelain

After 1904 renamed Cauldon Ltd.

1920 the firm was retitled Cauldon Potteries Ltd.

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. Messrs. Thomas C. Brown-Westhead, Moore & Co, China, Earthenware and Sanitary Goods Manufacturers, Cauldon Place, Stoke-upon-Trent [1]
  • History of the Potteries [2]