Samuel Ford & Co

Samuel Ford & Co (Burslem) Ltd






 

Location and period of operation:

Samuel Ford & Co  

Samuel Ford & Co (Burslem) Ltd

Burslem

1898

1912

1912

1939

 

Manufacturer of earthenware and tiles at the Lincoln Pottery, Dalehall, and then also at the Crown Pottery, Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent, England.
  • Samuel Ford had been in business at the Lincoln Pottery with William Thomas Hulme Smith. On the 30th June 1898 Smith retired from the partnership and Samuel Ford continued as Samuel Ford & Co.

  • From around 1912  Samuel Ford & Co. were also working at the Crown Pottery, Burslem. The Lincoln Pottery remained the registered office. 

  • The business must have experience financial difficulties, in 1912 a new company was formed - Samuel Ford & Co. (Burslem) Ltd and the debt of the former Samuel Ford & Co. was assigned.

  • The partners were Samuel Ford, George Edward Ford, Arthur John Ford, Percy Ford. 

  • The business continued to March 1939 when a Winding Up Order was made and the company ceased production. 

 

 

Formerly: Smith & Ford

 


Samuel Ford & Co.
Lincoln Pottery, Burslem
Earthenware and Tile Manufacturers

Pottery Gazette - 1 January 1906 

 


 


Ford. Saml., & Co., china and 
earthenware manufacturers,
Lincoln Pottery

from..... 1907 Staffordshire Sentinel 
'Business Reference Guide to The Potteries, Newcastle & District'

 


 


New company set up as Samuel Ford & Co. (Burslem)

Pottery Gazette - 1 March 1912 


Notice of Assignment

Pottery Gazette - 1 May 1912 

 


 

The London Gazette
31st March 1939


notice of Winding Up Order 

 


 


dish in a chintz style pattern 

S. Ford & Co
(Burslem) Ltd
England

1912-39 

 


 

 


serving dish in the Jewel pattern 

S. Ford & Co
(Burslem) Ltd
Lincoln Pottery
England

1912-39 

 


 


trio in the Lucky Bluebird pattern 

Samford Ware

c. 1936-39 

 


 


hand painted jug 

Samford Ware

c. 1936-39 

 


 

 

Marks & initials used on ware for identification:

NOTE: The initals S F & Co can be confused with those of
Simon Fielding & Co.

 

F & Co

S. Ford & Co

Samuel Ford & Co

Samuel Ford & Co (Burslem) Ltd

 


 


S & F

Godden notes that this horseshoe mark (previously
used by Smith & Ford) was also used by S Ford & Co
and the the initals F & Co may appear instead of S&F

(Encyclopaedia of British Pottery and Porcelain Marks)
 


 


Samuel Ford & Co
Burslem
England

TOULON is a pattern name 


Samuel Ford & Co
England

ONTARIO is a pattern name 

c.1898-1912 

 


 


S Ford & Co
England

c.1898-1912 

 


Samuel Ford & Co
England

ZINDIA is a pattern name 

c.1898-1912 


Samuel Ford & Co (Burslem) Limited
England

CYPRUS is a pattern name 

c.1912-39 

Marks incorporating a crown were also used by previous companies
Smith & Ford and Smith, Ford & Jones

 


 

   
S Ford & Co (Burslem) Limited
England

1912-39 

marks incorporating (Burslem) Ltd are post 1912

 


 


Samford Ware

c. 1936-39 

the trade name 'Samford Ware' was 
introduced around 1936 

 


 


1898 map of the Dalehall area west of Burslem

Blue is the Lincoln Pottery of Samuel Ford & Company (entrance off Newport Lane)

Newcastle Street is marked in pink, Newport Lane in yellow. Furlong Lane in light blue and Navigation Road in green. The wharf of the Burslem Branch Canal is shown in blue

Red is the Crown Works of Plant Brothers (entrance off Newcastle Street)
Green is the Victoria Works of Samuel Bennion

 


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