R H & S L Plant
Location and period of operation:
R H &
S L Plant
China manufacturer at the Tuscan Works, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent.
The business was a partnership between Richard Hammersley Plant and his brother Simon Lucas Plant.
They operated from the Tuscan Works in Forrister Street, Longton - which they purchased outright in 1914.
Became a Limited Company (R H & S L Plant Ltd.) in 1915.
Harold John Plant (Richard's son) and Frederick Sutton Plant (Simon's son) succeeded their fathers in the management of the business.
Frederick died in an accident in 1939 leaving the business in the hands of Harold who continued as manging director and then as chairman until his death in 1960.
Harold's son, Richard Plant, continued the family management of the business until 1966.
Formerly: R.H. Plant
[also amalgamated Plant Bros in c.1906]
RH & SL Plant were taken over by the Wedgwood Group (not sure of the date - but certainly by 1972)
Initials used on ware for identification:
RH & SL PLANT
ROYAL TUSCAN CHINA
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updated: 7 Feb 2003