Location and period of operation:
Edward Steel operated at the Cannon Street Works, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent.
A manufacture of earthenware, majolica and parian statuettes.
The Cannon Street works, dating back to the beginning of the nineteenth century, were for many years operated by Thomas Ford ( also T & C Ford). They later built a large works in the same street and Edward Steele carried on the works from 1875.
Initials used on ware for identification:
E. STEEL & Co
E. Steel & Co cup & saucer in the LUSITANIA pattern
mark of E. Steel & Co
[this mark pre-dates 1891 as it does not have "ENGLAND" ]
Dwelling: Basford Bank
Census Place: Stoke Upon Trent, Staffordshire, England
Marr | Age | Sex
|Edward STEELE||M 43 M||Head||Etruria||Earthenware Manufct Employ 60 Men & Boys|
|Selina STEELE||M 37 F||Wife||London, Middlesex|
|Charles W. STEELE||U 9 M||Son||Newcastle||Scholar|
|Fanny STEELE||U 8 F||Daur||Newcastle||Scholar|
|Emeline STEELE||U 3 F||Dau||Basford|
|Elizabeth FROST||U 23 F||Servant||Bradley Green, Staffordshire||General Servant|
email: Steve Birks
updated: 26 Dec 2005