William Brunt dead

[Trade Journal]

Publication: The House Furnishing Review

New York, NY, United States
vol. 30, no. 3, p. 61, col. 2


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East Liverpool, Ohio. William Brunt, Sr., pioneer potter, soldier, musician, gold miner and banker, ended a long and useful life on February 11th at Chester, W. Va., opposite East Liverpool. Ohio. Born in the Staffordshire district in England in 1831 he came to America when eleven years of age. The father of the deceased who also bore the name of William, built the first Brunt pottery in East Liverpool about 1850 and made Rockingham and Yellow-ware. Later the manufacture of door knobs was added The plant is now operated as an electric porcelain factory. During his busy life Mr. Brunt built or controlled six or seven plants, and was associated with the Speelers, Bloors, Martins, Woodwards and Blakleys in the pioneer days of East Liverpool's great industry. About 1875, with other capitalists, he organized the Dresden Pottery Co., now known as the Potters Co-operative Co. At the time of his death he was president of the Potters National Bank and the William Brunt Pottery Co.

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Keywords:Brunt
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Researcher:Bob Stahr
Date completed:June 16, 2011 by: Bob Stahr;