John Tams (& Son) (Ltd)






 

Location and period of operation:

John Tams & Son Ltd

Longton

1875

1988

 (See sources)

Earthenware manufacturer at Crown Pottery, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent

Continued as Tams Group PLC in 2000

 


 


John Tams
Crown Pottery, Stafford Street, Longton

 The Pottery Gazette, American and Canadian Edition, January 1st 1880


 

 

Initials and marks used on ware for identification:

J T

J Tams

the name of the pattern is often included.

J T & S

from 1903 to 1912 the firms title was JOHN TAMS & SON

from 1912 firm retitled to JOHN TAMS LTD

various marks both impressed and printed incorporate
the words TAMS ENGLAND

 


early mark of John Tams (before & Sons)
early mark of John Tams 
(before '& Sons')
c.1875-1903

this mark can be found with "J T" in 
fancy script monogram as example below

this mark can be found (c.1903-12) with
'JTS' in the centre (for John Tams & Son)



mark of John Tams Ltd
1912+ 


bowl bearing mark of John Tams Ltd 1912+ 



Tams Ware
BRITISH & BEST
 1930+ 

"MIKADO" is the pattern name


NANKIN WARE - c.1913+

TAMS WARE - c.1930+

ELEPHANT BRAND, VITRIFIED HOTELWARE - c.1952+

Top-o-the-world PRODUCTS - c.1955+

TAMS REGENT - c.1958+

CHININE - c.1960+


many everyday ware are impressed or printed with the 
words "TAMS ENGLAND"


 


 


click below for information on the Tams factories....


Crown Works

Blythe Works

 


questions/comments/contributions: email: Steve Birks