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Hamilton & Moore

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markSampson Hamilton & Benjamin Moore were in partnership from 1840 to about 1858 according to local trade directories.  They occupied Mount Pleasant Works on the north side of High Street, Longton and in 1851 employed 99 people.  In 1841 a survey of pottery factories was undertaken by the Children’s Employment Royal Commission was published in Parliamentary Papers, 1843. It reported the premises to be “small compact … good rooms, open, airy, well-ventilated” however in 1846 The Potteries Examiner of 1st August reported the company to be amongst the ‘spoilt-trade employers’ who sold cheap and paid badly.’

Hamilton & More specialized in the production of bone china but other than teawares little of their output can be identified.  In 1844 Hamilton & Moore patented a teapot design which may be the shape seen in the exhibit on this site.

For Hamilton & Moore printed example click here

Hampson, Rodney. 1990. Longton potters, 1700-1865. Stoke-on-Trent: City Museum & Art Gallery.