Smith & Co


Location and period of operation:

Smith & Co





Manufacturer of earthenware -Jet, Rockingham and Samian - at the Albert Works, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, England.
  • Isaac Smith operated at the Albert Works, Raymond Street, Shelton (Hanley).

  • In 1919, after the war, the three partners of Swinnertons Ltd purchased the teapot factory of Smith & Co. and formed a new company: Messrs. Alcock, Lindley and Bloore


Subsequently: Alcock, Lindley & Bloore


Smith, Isaac, teapot manufacturer
Raymond Street, Shelton (Hanley)  

from..... 1907 Staffordshire Sentinel 
'Business Reference Guide to The Potteries, Newcastle & District'


1963 photo of the Albert Works in Raymond Street

phto: Mr Bert Bentley, Stoke-on-Trent City Archives
 Staffordshire Past Track

Looking north along Raymond Street in Shelton, with the old Albert Pottery on the left hand side. The houses on the extreme left are on Shirley Road (now demolished) which also goes off to the right. The pottery was operated by Isaac Smith (a teapot manufacturer) in the 1900s, making Jet, Samian and Rockingham ware. Later it became a teapot manufactory of Alcock, Lindley & Bloore

At the time of the photograph, the factory was abandoned and boarded up. The large building at the end of the street is the processing laboratory of Bradbury's, the photographers. All the original buildings have been demolished and a modern engineering works occupies the site.


1924 map showing the Albert Street Pottery


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