Thomas C Wild & Co


Location and period of operation:

Thomas C Wild & Co






China manufacturer at the Albert Works Longton, Stoke-on-Trent, England

  • Thomas Clarke Wild was born in September 1864.  Second of nine children of Thomas Wild. 

  • The father, Thomas Wild, had been a partner in Beck, Wild & Co. until January 1879. 

  • In 1873 the son Thomas Clarke Wild, at the age of 8, started part-time working as a jigger-turner at Beck, Wild & Co. He also worked at Taylor, Wain & Bates and Barlow's

  • In 1895 Thomas Clarke Wild and his father Thomas Wild purchased the Albert Works in the High Street, Longton and started to make everyday ware such as tea and dinner sets. The business traded as Thomas C Wild & Co. 

  • T C Wild's father died in 1898 and the business continued as Thomas C Wild & Co. with T C Wild as sole proprietor. 

  • In 1904 the '& Co' was dropped from the name and the business continued trading as Thomas C. Wild at the Royal Albert Crown China Works



Subsequently: Thomas C Wild  


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