Publication: China, Glass & Lamps
Pittsburgh, PA, United States
NEW METHOD OF MAKING PORCELAIN.
A. L. Dyke, who with others purchased the plant of the Barberton Pottery Co. at Barberton, O., recently, has announced that he has a new method of making porcelain supplies which will do away with keeping the ware in a drying room. Machinery for this new plant has been ordered in East Liverpool and the first delivery will be made within a week. Under plans of Mr. Dyke, the porcelain will be taken from the machines and placed direct in the kiln. In other plants the porcelain is first placed in a drying room and later placed in the kiln.
The machinery to be placed in the Barberton plant is such that the clay can be worked in a dryer form than it has been, and this will save the labor of a number of men and also the handling of the ware several times. Statements of Dyke are to the effect that the Barberton plant will be the largest works of the kind in the United States. It will be placed in operation within a month, although some departments are ready to start business now.