E Steele


Location and period of operation:

E Steele (& Co)




 (See sources)

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 cup & saucer in the LUSITANIA pattern
E. Steel & Co cup & saucer in the LUSITANIA pattern


mark of E. Steel & Co  
mark of E. Steel & Co

[this mark pre-dates 1891 as it does not have "ENGLAND" ]

1881 census:

Dwelling: Basford Bank
Census Place: Stoke Upon Trent, Staffordshire, England


Marr | Age | Sex

  Birthplace Occupation
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