Bell Pottery is now owned by U. S. Porcelain Co.

[Trade Journal]

Publication: Clay Record

Chicago, IL, United States
vol. 36, no. 8, p. 24, col. 2


By an arrangement completed this week, the Bell pottery plant at Findlay, O., which has been operated during the past two years as an electric porcelain works by the United States Porcelain Co., again comes into the possession of that company. When the concern desired to buy the plant of the Superior Porcelain Co., of eight kilns at New Cumberland, W. Va., the board of trade of Findlay rushed into the courts to stay the move. The board lost out, however, and the company took possession of the New Cumberland works. Then, the Findlay plant was sold, and was bought in by one of the stockholders of the porcelain company. Then in turn, the company leased the property from its stockholders and will place it in immediate operation again, thus giving the corporation a capacity of 14 kilns, the largest plant of the kind west of the Allegheny mountains.

Anent the New Cumberland plant, it was this property that was once owned by A. M. Moreland, one of the Cargegies' thirty young partners. He, with Frank W. Fowler, of Pittsburg, operated the plant and the old Union Pottery in East Liverpool. Their efforts were not a success, and finally both properties were inactive. The New Cumberland property burned, and the union plant was sold and then wrecked. New interests rebuilt the New Cumberland or Chelsea pottery and now it is an electric porcelain property.

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Keywords:Bell Pottery Company : United States Porcelain Company
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Researcher:Elton Gish
Date completed:January 14, 2014 by: Elton Gish;