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

 


 

 

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