Connecticut Porcelain Co. converting pottery to dry process electrical porcelain

[Trade Journal]

Publication: Brick and Clay Record

Chicago, IL, United States
vol. 56, no. 12, p. 1206, col. 1

Pottery Transformed to Porcelain Works


Interests of the Connecticut Electric Manufacturing Co., Bridgeport, Conn., have formed a company to be known as the Connecticut Porcelain Co. to operate a porcelain works at Trenton, N. J. The old pottery of the Standard China Works at Prospect and Globe Streets has been acquired for this purpose, and will be given over to the manufacture of electrical porcelain specialties of various kinds, with ultimate capacity to aggregate about 350 barrels a week. This plant has been occupied previously by two companies, and for several years was devoted to the manufacture of door knobs and kindred products. The new owner has been making extensive improvements, including remodeling work to accommodate the new line of manufacture and the installation of needed equipment. A new press room has been constructed with accommodations for 34 dust presses; new drying equipment has been installed, as well as considerable labor-saving machinery for various departments of the works. The pottery comprises five kilns, 6x12 ft., and which have been remodeled into down-draft type. These kilns are very suitable for the production of porcelain specialties. It is expected to give employment to about 250 persons, a large percentage of which will be girls and women.


Keywords:Connecticut Electric Manufacturing Company : Connecticut Porcelain Company : Standard China Works
Researcher notes:The dust process is dry process porcelain.
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Researcher:Elton Gish
Date completed:September 9, 2012 by: Elton Gish;