Timeline for T & R Boote, Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent
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Potworks occupied by T & R Boote:
|Central Pottery, Burslem||1842||1870|
|Kiln Croft Works, Burslem||sometime after 1835||1864|
|Waterloo Works, Burslem||1850||1963?|
|1842||Company founded by
Thomas Latham Boote and Richard
Boote at the Central Pottery, Burslem.
took over the Waterloo Potteries, Burslem from Thomas Edwards.
Boote took out a patent for 'Certain improvements in pottery and mosaic
Boote started to produced unglazed pavement tiles. They took out a
patent for 'Process for inlaying encaustic tiles with clay dust'.
This process was used by Boote for the manufacture of dishes and other articles in earthenware which they called "Royal Patent Ironstone". One press could make as many as 100 dozen plates in one day.
Latham Boote retired September 1878 and the business was
continues by Richard Boote (d.1893) with
the help of the sons.
was also formerly produced both in vases, jugs, groups and other
objects. One of the most effective groups was that of Repentance, Faith
and Resignation modelled by Mr. Gillard.
… all these decorative classes of goods have been discontinued by
Messrs Boote who now confine themselves to the production of the
ordinary white granite ware for the American market and encaustic and
other glazed and unglazed pavement tiles'.
FROM: Jewill "Ceramic Art of Great Britain, 1800-1900"
Greenway (distinguished illustrator) drew the designs for a set
of 'The Four Seasons' on tiles.
used the impressed mark of a couchant greyhound on their wares.
|1894||Boote's became a
Tunnel, Greenwich, London was opened on 22 May 1897 and was at the time the
longest underwater tunnel in the world.
T & R Boote supplied the tiles which lined this impressive tunnel.
concentrated on tile manufacture.
& R Boote taken over by Richards Tiles (Now H & R Johnson Tiles
Richard Boote (b. about 1823/4 d. 1893)
Richard Boote lived at Bleak Hill, Cobridge, where he died on 13 September 1893.
Boote's disputed with Copelands and Mintons as to who invented parian ware.
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