period of operation:
Manufacturers at Hanley,
1885 at the Mount
Pleasant Works, in the Tinkers Clough area of Hanley.
Feb 1886 they registered "A jug of tapering and compressed
cylindrical form, moulded gadrooning and grooves at the base and
level rim, snake entwined loop handle from the neck to lower
body." Cartlidge & Matthias. Hanley, Mount Pleasant Works ,
Tinkers Clough - registered design 43435.
around 1888 they had moved into the purpose built Chelsea
Chelsea Works boasted "modern and costly steam driven
machinery, everything that is possible being done by steam power,
steam printing, steam drying, etc. etc." (1893
article on Cartlidge & Matthias).
1911 a Bertram Swinnerton
partnered with Walter Lindley in buying the Chelsea Works from
Cartlidge & Matthias. "It was only a small factory with
just two ovens but they employed about 30 people and it had the
reputation of being the best equiped factory in Hanley" (The
Swinerton Saga - August 2006 p.271)
Cartlidge & Matthias
Chelsea Works, off Broad Street, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffs
(late Mount Pleasant Works, Tinkersclough)
Cheap lines in Decorative Trinket Sets, Jugs, xxx Stands, Butters, Bread Trays,
April 1, 1893
Cartlidge and Matthias
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