Publication: Brick and Clay Record
Chicago, IL, United States
Death Takes George W. Thomas
George W. Thomas, president of the R. Thomas & Sons Co., pioneers in the manufacturing of electric porcelain in Ohio and the first firm in the United States to manufacture high voltage porcelain, died at his home in East Liverpool, Ohio, at the age of sixty-nine years.
Under the management of the father and son the firm prospered. Additions were erected to the factory and the capacity increased from time to time until now the company has a twelve-kiln plant there and a ten-kiln factory in Lisbon, Ohio. The Lisbon factory was originally erected for the manufacture of table ware, but in 1895 it was made a branch of the East Liverpool factory and was devoted exclusively to the electric porcelain business.
Mr. Thomas was a director in the Ohio Silica Co., East Liverpool, and the National Silica Co., Oregon, Ill. Two daughters and two sons survive.